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The picture was taken by my mom with us on the roof of a 1942 Buick. It happened to be the tallest car around, so my pal Dennis and I (on the left) could feel the excitement (not sure that's quite the word) of seeing Richard Nixon in a campaign swing at the Eastland Shopping Center in West Covina, California. Unfortunately, the POV is on us, and the crowd (seen in my previous photo) is unseen. View full size.