When they were built in the 1970s these two gleaming Ohio malls were symbols of the boom years in the U.S., and their wide walkways were filled with shoppers.
Now the verdant foliage that decorated them has died off and the fountains inside are dry as store after store deserted the out-of-town malls.
The demise of the Rolling Acres and and Randall Park Mall have been documented by photographer Seph Lawless, who remembers visiting them when he was a child and even had his first job at one of the them.
Micrographs by Josefine Stenddy
Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion stretching portraits- design and concept art by Marc Davis (via)
Oh my god, these used to be at Disney World too (idk if the Haunted Mansion is still there?), and their faces scared the absolute hell out of my tiny child self. Especially the tightrope girl.
Of course they’re still there! I love the stretching room. Tightrope girl was actually my favorite of these guys because she wears a pretty dress.
The one of the woman seated on the tombstone I never quite understood. Like, I get what happened to poor old George, but what about her?
I originally took these to use as assets for my Goosebumps music video. It’s so hard to find decent pictures of these covers, especially with the original edition cover designs!
So here they are, scanned from my personal collection, complete with wear and creases. I think I’m missing Special Edition #6. But the rest are there!