Sunday, October 22, 2006

DeSoto Square Mall Hush Puppies

Bradenton, Florida - December 14, 1976

Hush Puppies shoe salesman commits to his work in a shoe store at the DeSoto Square Mall Shopping Center during Christmas of 1976.

It's a living.

Mall history: 1973 - present
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Previous entries: 1, 2, 3

(Study image courtesy the Manatee County Public Library Historic Photograph Collection)


Blogger Chris said...

Those basset hound posters bring back a ton of memories.

Sun Oct 22, 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Kangoon said...

I do love the Hound too. I clicked on the mall "website" and of course it is another generic, boring, bland thing!
The sad thing is that there are no pictures of the mall itself either inside or out! Is the message here that the mall itself does not really matter? Is the mall just the place for the various stores to exist? Are all the stores together less than the sum of the parts? Is that the message these companies that own multiple malls? It is the same on the westfield "web sites" too. Does this make sense to anyone?
Why does my head hurt?
Why won't Judy Jetson write back to me?
Any answers?

Sun Oct 22, 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger CJ of NJ said...

That's got to be one of the greatest pictures ever.

Tue Oct 24, 04:32:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Reminds me of the Xbox360 game "Dead Rising" were you can wear stupid headgear like that, hehe.

Wed Oct 25, 06:10:00 AM  

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