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The same pair of sisters who posed with capri pants on the side of the road some years later, seem to have gotten together to have their picture snapped in front of a 1930's car. Of course they would not have called what they were wearing pants. They would have called them slacks. From an assortment of pictures I found in an antique store in Simi Valley, California. View full size.