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This may or may not be the family who took the pictures of Bakersfield and points north in the big box of slide recently found at a thrift store. They are standing in front of what I think is a 61 or 62 Chevy, the gent on the left looks German to me (there are a bunch of slides from Germany in this lot) then there's the cowboy and on the far right is Buster from the show Arrested Development, or at least he looks like him. View full size.