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Incredible Photos of America’s Malls in the 1980s

Throughout the 1980s, as America’s downtown districts declined in importance and the “big-box” stores began their slow march across the country, malls became increasing central to American popular culture, dominating the social life of a large swath of the population. In 1989 Michael Galinsky, a twenty-year-old photographer, drove across the country recording this change: the spaces, textures and pace that defined this era.

vintage America's Malls

vintage America's Malls

vintage America's Malls

vintage America's Malls

vintage America's Malls

vintage America's Malls

vintage America's Malls

vintage America's Malls

vintage America's Malls

vintage America's Malls

vintage America's Malls

vintage America's Malls

One-Minute Time Machine – An Undo Button For Your Life

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