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.
This is Eugen Sandow (1867 - 1925), the “father of modern bodybuilding.” He toured America where people were more interested in watching his bulging muscles than him lifting weights. He visited museums and measured the muscles of ancient Greek statues, then built his body to their exact proportions. He wrote a magazine on physical culture that first used the term bodybuilding. Sandow was even named “special instructor in physical culture” to King George V!