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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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Don't know how to transfer those photos to here.
1 posted on 05/14/2013 7:50:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Nobody’s hunched over cell phones.


2 posted on 05/14/2013 7:52:44 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Almost everyone is thin?


3 posted on 05/14/2013 7:53:47 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Zero tattoos.

Not too many fatties either.


4 posted on 05/14/2013 7:54:24 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mullets, big hair and parachute pants ...it doesn’t look like a west coast mall.


5 posted on 05/14/2013 7:54:29 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m going to have to mullet over.
It looks like a Molly Ringwald retrospective.


6 posted on 05/14/2013 7:54:39 PM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

7 posted on 05/14/2013 7:54:53 PM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not a single cell phone in sight. Ah, paradise.


8 posted on 05/14/2013 7:54:53 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There is some really wild stuff at http://www.shorpy.com/


9 posted on 05/14/2013 7:55:41 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear what is unlawful.)
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To: vladimir998

do you have a cell phone


10 posted on 05/14/2013 7:55:42 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: gorush

No blacks!


11 posted on 05/14/2013 7:55:48 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What year did the baggy clothes thing come to an end? I grew up in the 90s so it was hard for me to notice. Seemed like maybe late 90s to turn of the 21st century, everyone started wearing pants that were too tight!


12 posted on 05/14/2013 7:56:40 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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To: Red_Devil 232
No blacks!

Ah, you're wrong about that.

13 posted on 05/14/2013 7:56:55 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I was born in '88, but I will tell you what, the 90's were the decade of Big Hair and Sweat Shirts! Lols

That is all the fashion I remember from those days. :)

And Lots and Lots of Blue.

14 posted on 05/14/2013 7:57:00 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

People smoking in the mall.


15 posted on 05/14/2013 7:57:03 PM PDT by Emile (Leftists are so 'open-minded', their brains have fallen out. -- (HT to GOPJ))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

There was a lady with a cigarette.. smoking INDOORS! SHOCK! GASP! I haven’t seen that since....a long time!


16 posted on 05/14/2013 7:57:12 PM PDT by Thorliveshere (Tais deau sá taghdedaul!)
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To: gorush; SilvieWaldorfMD

“Buy American - Buy Sears” Boy have the times have changed.


17 posted on 05/14/2013 7:57:12 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

18 posted on 05/14/2013 7:57:13 PM PDT by Democrat_media (D's & Mary Landrieu voted 4 UN to take away our 2nd amendment rights)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One could smoke!
I quit 20+ years ago, but I remember smoking while shopping at a grocery store.
A few years before that, it was acceptable for a pediatrician to smoke in his office while holding a baby. Yup.


19 posted on 05/14/2013 7:57:35 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only saw ONE Mexican guy....


20 posted on 05/14/2013 7:57:50 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Smoking in public spaces. Bad mullets..and not as many fat people.


21 posted on 05/14/2013 7:57:55 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those were such good times. I was around 15 years old.

Our country and the world was a much different place back then.


22 posted on 05/14/2013 7:58:05 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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SMOKIN'

23 posted on 05/14/2013 7:58:07 PM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Democrat_media; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj

tight jeans, big hair, and big boobs.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 7:59:42 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and Sen Rand Paul are my adoptive Senators)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

smoking!


25 posted on 05/14/2013 7:59:49 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not too many kiosks cluttering things up, and some Red White And Blue here and there.


26 posted on 05/14/2013 8:00:31 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Northeast US?


27 posted on 05/14/2013 8:00:32 PM PDT by RugerMini14
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dregs of the Eighties clothes and hairdos. Smoking in a public place. No illegal aliens in sight. No cell phones. Those are the main thing I notice.


28 posted on 05/14/2013 8:00:39 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Separate school and state, before it's too late!)
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To: loungitude

My aunt reminded me that grocery stores used to have ash cans at the end of every other aisle at the grocery store!


29 posted on 05/14/2013 8:00:40 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Little kid drinking a big gulp. Lady smoking inside the mall.
The womens’ pouffy, frizzy hairstyles are atrocious.


30 posted on 05/14/2013 8:00:45 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: 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)

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Peculiar ? People could still do the legal act of smoking in public?

The mall was not full of hip-hop thugs?

31 posted on 05/14/2013 8:01:05 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: 2ndDivisionVet
Ahhhh, Freedom!


32 posted on 05/14/2013 8:01:07 PM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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33 posted on 05/14/2013 8:01:07 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought I saw Spicoli in one of those photos.


34 posted on 05/14/2013 8:01:23 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Phylis Diller made a joke about her hair being teased. Teased it? They drove it nuts.

All those girls in the mall had crazy hair.


35 posted on 05/14/2013 8:01:41 PM PDT by DManA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Big hair, smoking and no smartphones. I’ll take the latter two any day.


36 posted on 05/14/2013 8:02:14 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (Molon Labe - Shall not be questioned)
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To: Baynative

Hell yeah! LOL


37 posted on 05/14/2013 8:03:04 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: Baynative

Big Hair and Smoking.

Although the REALLY BIG difference that I saw .
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there are PEOPLE at the mall!!

The only time I see that now is at Christmas - but none of these folks are loaded down with bags. I recall as a young teen (early 70’s) of spending HOURS at the mall wandering around, play the video games in the basement, wander around some more, play more games.....


38 posted on 05/14/2013 8:03:32 PM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You can see a lot of hold-overs from the 1980s.
The picture of the little kid with an old coke and a mullet is my favorite. Ah, those were the days.
No Barry. No Clinton yet. The Soviets were off the scene, and the Islamists had yet to appear. No talk of homosexual marriage or Sandra Fluke demanding condoms. Old America’s twilight years. *sigh*


39 posted on 05/14/2013 8:03:44 PM PDT by Viennacon (h)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, the horrors!!

40 posted on 05/14/2013 8:03:49 PM PDT by azishot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Interesting - when you see two guys together back then you don’t immediately think that they’re going to JC Penney’s for their ‘Father’s Day’ special...


41 posted on 05/14/2013 8:05:03 PM PDT by BobL (Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
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To: CountryClassSF

Effeminate men wanted really tight pants.


42 posted on 05/14/2013 8:05:15 PM PDT by Viennacon (h)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just heard Youth Gone Wild the other day.


43 posted on 05/14/2013 8:05:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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Almost forgot. Everyone (the guys) wore their pulled up around their waists.


44 posted on 05/14/2013 8:05:38 PM PDT by azishot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not everyone was gay.


45 posted on 05/14/2013 8:05:51 PM PDT by kaehurowing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They would call the S.W.A.T. unit out if you lit a cigarette in a mall today


46 posted on 05/14/2013 8:06:07 PM PDT by Carolina_Thor (It's always better to be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.)
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To: mass55th

Bloomberg would be arresting that kid today.


47 posted on 05/14/2013 8:06:12 PM PDT by Viennacon (h)
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To: RugerMini14
One of the kids was wearing a Mets shirt, so, yes, probably the Northeast USA.

I'm guessing it's the Green Acres Mall at Valley Stream, NY.

Sure does look like it.

48 posted on 05/14/2013 8:06:26 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The 90s? You should have been around in the 60s. Before malls.


49 posted on 05/14/2013 8:06:32 PM PDT by LouAvul (In a state of disbelief as to how liberals destroyed America in a mere 40 years.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How did people live back then???/s


50 posted on 05/14/2013 8:06:41 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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