Thank you for posting this picture. I just LOVE photographs of this sort: folks out of the car by the road side. There is so much to look at; the clothing of the period, the road conditions, and of course, the car. Are we viewing the early stage of a rear tire repair? Again, thank you for all of your posts. Bill
Looks like the guy is checking the rear tire, or her ankle!
Full car load, 6 people and a kid.
Seven if you include the photographer. Perhaps there was another car present.