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Vintage photos of:
Two women (one of which appears to have a cigarette) wearing what were called pedal pushers or capri pants, stop on the side of a road to have their photo taken. I don't know why. But I like them and their car. From an assortment of car pictures I found in an antique mall in Simi Valley, California. View full size.