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A Blast From The Past: 60 Pictures From A Shopping Mall In The Summer Of 1990
Ned Hardy ^ | May 13, 2013

Posted on 05/14/2013 7:50:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

You won't believe how much has changed since then. Notice anything peculiar (other than the fashions) in some of these photos? (Many photos at link)


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; History; Society
KEYWORDS: fashion; history; malls; mullets; smokingiscool
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Look like the same skeevy bunch of skanks I saw this weekend.
51 posted on 05/14/2013 8:07:26 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Viennacon

Hey, I earned my tight pants, at the dining room table.


52 posted on 05/14/2013 8:07:46 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ahh... Back when my sister and I were at least two inches taller due to the hairstyle! My dad would tell us we were going to die from all the hairspray we inhaled!
53 posted on 05/14/2013 8:07:48 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: loungitude

I remember when you could smoke in public libraries and court hallways and even in doctors waiting rooms. Also, the back of the seats in movie theaters had ash trays on them for the smokers. You could be watching Bambi with 50 children in the audience and smoke all the way through the flick if you wanted. Nobody thought much of it in those days.


54 posted on 05/14/2013 8:08:27 PM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank God, they tamed those hairstyles.


55 posted on 05/14/2013 8:08:53 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Look like the same skeevy bunch of skanks I saw this weekend.
56 posted on 05/14/2013 8:09:12 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: morphing libertarian

Haha.
People can’t seem to strike a balance. They either try to strangle themselves in tight jeans that look ridiculous, or they go full JAY-Z and have them around their ankles.


57 posted on 05/14/2013 8:09:44 PM PDT by Viennacon (h)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bad photo quality. Most cell phones now would take clearer pictures. Many pictures have people wearing coats and heavy clothing for mid summer. It must have been a mini ice age before global warming kicked in.


58 posted on 05/14/2013 8:10:04 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Normal isn't normal anymore.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hereby declare that it is time for the return of the mullet.


59 posted on 05/14/2013 8:10:47 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Very few Asians or Hispanics. No earbuds. Smokers indoors. Fewer fat people. No Starbucks. No computer stores. Fewer food kiosks.


60 posted on 05/14/2013 8:10:55 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: RugerMini14
"Northeast US?"

Joyzee or Philly was my guess.

61 posted on 05/14/2013 8:11:55 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: EternalVigilance
"Smoking in a public place."

LOL. The first time I was ever on an airplane was in 1974 on the way to Army basic training.

People (including me) were smoking up a storm. Of course we were relegated to the last 15 rows of the aircraft.

62 posted on 05/14/2013 8:12:06 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: LouAvul

I was born in February of 1960, so I pretty much saw the whole thing. There were some malls in the 1960’s, but many of them were open, not enclosed, remember?


63 posted on 05/14/2013 8:12:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: All

Question.

When did it become a fashion trend for fat old guys with pot bellies to wear shorts in public? It’s an epidemic.

When I was a kid, no males over the age of 12 wore shorts.


64 posted on 05/14/2013 8:13:13 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: LdSentinal

Definitely New England region... weird looking people even for the 1990s.


65 posted on 05/14/2013 8:13:18 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Viennacon

sells a lot of boxers

Don’t a lot of malls prohibit that now?


66 posted on 05/14/2013 8:14:19 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Baynative

As if there’s a difference.


67 posted on 05/14/2013 8:15:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Large number of people,back when people actually had expendable cash!


68 posted on 05/14/2013 8:15:21 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Nooooooo!!!!!


69 posted on 05/14/2013 8:15:45 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Whether the mall was open or closed at that time depended on what part of the country you were in.


70 posted on 05/14/2013 8:15:50 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A woman in a blue shirt is...gasp...smoking.


71 posted on 05/14/2013 8:16:05 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Big hair.
Ashtrays.
No TSA...


72 posted on 05/14/2013 8:16:40 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: heshtesh

Not according to this guy:

We the People: Minimum wage is not enough to live on
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3019119/posts


73 posted on 05/14/2013 8:17:21 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OK, so call me crazy but I really LIKED the big hair. I miss those days, though the 80s were even freer.


74 posted on 05/14/2013 8:17:53 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: MacMattico

“Nooooooo!!!!!”


Too late! It is decreed! The return of the Mullet starts here! Those who do not conform will be ridiculed mercilessly!


75 posted on 05/14/2013 8:18:39 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was born in February of 1960, so I pretty much saw the whole thing. There were some malls in the 1960’s, but many of them were open, not enclosed, remember?


October 1956 here! Yes, I remember.

I remember the first big indoor mall in our city. When my grandparents came to visit from Pecos, Texas, it was actually a “ must see” for them...all those stores INDOORS!..

The good ole days really were the good ole days...sigh..


76 posted on 05/14/2013 8:20:04 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Kirkwood

Looks like onbe of the exits to Tyson’s Corner’s in the early seventies.


77 posted on 05/14/2013 8:20:41 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: LdSentinal

I think it might be Roosevelt Field Mall in NY. A lot of things look familiar.


78 posted on 05/14/2013 8:20:47 PM PDT by wsack
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To: Kirkwood
Not too sure about that. Several of the kids are wearing Kings Park (NY?) Football jackets.

Also, on the website, a commenter mentioned that he's in one of the pics and he's from Long Island.

79 posted on 05/14/2013 8:20:57 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: penelopesire; 2ndDivisionVet; cripplecreek; NoGrayZone
Circa 1995

Me in the Center (the neighbor girls off to the sides)

Note my Father's VINYL RECORDS in the background.

lols


80 posted on 05/14/2013 8:21:16 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Baynative

I guess Joyzee.


81 posted on 05/14/2013 8:21:38 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear what is unlawful.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When i earned minimum wage it was 2.65 hr. and I was 17.


82 posted on 05/14/2013 8:22:01 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Two peculiar things, people don’t smoke in the mall anymore and now way some of those photos are from summer given the heavy jackets some people have on.


83 posted on 05/14/2013 8:22:02 PM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: DManA

“Mall bangs”. That’s what my daughter’s called them. Of course, they also had them!


84 posted on 05/14/2013 8:22:12 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Notice anything peculiar

Yes... in many of the pictures, people are wearing winter coats... in the summer.

85 posted on 05/14/2013 8:22:23 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like the mall, the last time I was in one, which may have been 1990.


86 posted on 05/14/2013 8:22:37 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: wsack
Yeah, it's either Roosevelt Field Mall or Green Acres in NY

The last pic on the bottom to the entrance of Sears makes me think it's the Green Acres mall.

87 posted on 05/14/2013 8:23:07 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I miss big hair on women. For that matter, I miss young women that actually look like women. These days, so many of them look like Satanic nightmares, I don't even want to look at them long enough to determine what they are.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

88 posted on 05/14/2013 8:23:16 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Business is booming, no closed shops.


89 posted on 05/14/2013 8:24:00 PM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: heshtesh

As I recall this country also was’nt regulated to death!


90 posted on 05/14/2013 8:24:04 PM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not many tatoos— although some of those pics were taken in cool weather dates.


91 posted on 05/14/2013 8:24:12 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: vladimir998

I have a habit of going to the gym late at night. (We’ve got a great 24 hour club here.)

I like not having the crowds and the distractions.

Last night there were only three of us in the weight room. After a few minutes I noticed I was the only one moving from machine to machine.

You guessed it! The other two guys were sitting on their exercise machines, either surfing or texting. I watched for a minuter or two, but realizing that I was a sixty-something watching a couple of twenty-somethings, I just gave it a sigh ..... and moved on.


92 posted on 05/14/2013 8:24:34 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: KC_Lion

So you could be my son? Thanks, I needed that.


93 posted on 05/14/2013 8:24:58 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's next run. What'll you do?)
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To: KC_Lion

Are there army men on that cake!

The Horror!


94 posted on 05/14/2013 8:25:21 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear what is unlawful.)
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To: meyer

I miss a lot of that stuff. ‘Definitely took it for granted. One of the fashions I miss in particular was girls wearing shirts that were too big for them. This was everywhere among teenage girls especially.


95 posted on 05/14/2013 8:25:25 PM PDT by Viennacon (h)
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To: LdSentinal

Nope, this is definitely the Smith Haven Mall in Smithtown, NY.


96 posted on 05/14/2013 8:27:31 PM PDT by diabolicNYC
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Smoking — I remember my eyes burning at the mall. When they stopped smoking, my eyes stopped burning. The funny thing is how many people will hate me for saying this.


97 posted on 05/14/2013 8:27:54 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Still can't believe Patrick is no longer with us.

98 posted on 05/14/2013 8:28:16 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mylife
Are there army men on that cake! The Horror!

Hell, I think I still have them somewhere. Probably in the attic.

(I still have those records too)


99 posted on 05/14/2013 8:29:08 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If you were born in '60, my father was born in '54 and my Mother was born in '56.

So that should make you feel better 2DV.

Lol

100 posted on 05/14/2013 8:29:22 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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