Video of D.C. Streets Circa 1991

We love getting stuff like this from readers. Here’s the email we received last week from a GoDCer.

Dear Ghosts of DC:
I just uploaded a film to Youtube that I made in ’91 that documents some vintage DC street scenes and urban storefronts:
I’d describe it as an experimental travelogue that’s maybe a bit too arty for it’s own good, but nevertheless captures some Ghosts of DC:
tracking shot of northside 900 block F Street NW, including the Dor-Ne Corset Shoppe

The Wiz Records on F Street

Fort Stevens Liquor Store on upper Georgia Ave.

Melody Records on Dupont Circle

Murrays Steaks

Globe posters

My video originally aired on the local PBS station WETA-TV, but has been sitting in my “basement archives” for 20 years. BTW, I’m the guy who made the cult-documentary HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT.
Feel free to post the Youtube link. I’ve included a few stills to use on your website.

  • CapsPsycho

    Oh man. Those effects are killing me. I’d really like to see that shot of Connecticut (Melody Records, R.I.P.). But I can’t tell what the hell’s going on b/c of the distortion.

    Oh well. It’s pretty cool to get a glimpse of it. That was just around the time I first came to D.C. I used to hang out in Dupont Circle. Tons of bike messengers and punk rock kids used to hang out there. It was a different time.