1990s

Vietnam-Era Soldier’s Remains Found 30 years Later at 10th and E St. NW

Thanks to a tip from GoDCer John, we did some digging into the story of a soldier who disappeared from Ft. Myer in 1967. A few Google searches later and we came across the story of...

America Online Commercial From 1995

This is great. It’s an old commercial for America Online. Sometimes we forget the Internet of the 1990s, but this is a great example of what life was like 20 years ago. Brings back some great...
AERIAL VIEW OF WEST/FRONT AND NORTH/SIDE FACADES, LOOKING SOUTHEAST (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): VA-1272 Ball Building, 1437 N. Court House Road. VA-1273 Jesse Building, 1423-27 N. Court House Road. VA-1276 Jesse-Hosmer Building, 1419 N. Court House Road. VA-1275 Moncure (Adams, Porter, Radigan) Building, N. 1415 Court House Road. VA-1274 Rucker Building, N. 1403 Court House Road. - Lawyers' Row Block, North Court House Road between Fourteenth & Fifteenth Streets, Arlington, Arlington County, VA

Mid-1980s Photo of Arlington

Do you recognize this part of Arlington? You’re looking down down N Courthouse Rd. From the cars in the photo, I’m guessing that this is sometime in the early 1990s. Source: Library of Congress Here is...

Photo of Guards at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in 1995

Here’s a cool photo sent in by one of our GoDC readers, Carol. Thanks for sharing this! I know of one former Tomb Guard who might be able to fill us in on why they were...
Marion Barry arrested by the FBI

How Post Photographer Got Picture of Mayor Barry’s Cocaine Bust

Sometimes the story behind the story is almost as sensational as the original news. Nearly everyone remembers when former Mayor Marion Barry was arrested for possession and use of crack cocaine back in 1990. But until...
Joe Gibbs in 1992

The Day Joe Gibbs ‘Retired’

Sportscaster Steve Buckhantz is best known as the long-time TV play-by-play voice for the Washington Wizards. But in early 1993, when he was sports director at WTTG-TV (Channel 5), he scored one of Washington’s most stunning sports scoops, breaking...
aerial view of the White House looking north - 1990

Terrific Aerial View of the White House

Here’s a shot that’s probably impossible to get today — unless you’re flying on Marine One. Source: Library of Congress

Federal Agencies Shutdown; Workers Go Home … in 1995

Welcome to Groundhog Day! We’ve been through this before and it didn’t work out well for one of the sides. Plus, they even based an episode of the West Wing on what happened. Who plays Ted...
Rayful Edmond

Rayful Edmond: The Babe Ruth of Crack Dealing

Rayful Edmond III is an American former drug lord in Washington, D.C. in the 1980s. Edmond is largely credited with introducing crack cocaine into the Washington, D.C.
Basement below east terraces. 3 June 1991. - Lincoln Memorial, West Potomac Park, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Did You Know: The Lincoln Memorial Has a Basement

We were unaware. This is pretty cool, and it would be so cool to check it out. Have any GoDCers been lucky enough to visit the basement of the Lincoln Memorial? Source: Library of Congress Source:...
The Mayflower Hotel

Three Bits of Trivia About the Mayflower Hotel

Source: Library of Congress The “Grande Dame of Washington” has seen so much history that it’s difficult to do a post listing just three bit of trivia. Nevertheless, the building that has seen guests like Queen...
William Jefferson Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton play catch in the Rose Garden. They are practicing for upcoming opening pitch ceremonies that both of them will participate in. 4/3/94.

The Clintons Practice Throwing the First Pitch

What an awesome candid shot of Bill and Hillary Clinton throwing a baseball in the Rose Garden on April 3rd, 1994. They’re practicing for the Opening Day ceremonies they were going to participate in that year....
Apple Store in Georgetown

If Walls Could Talk: Apple Store in Georgetown

If you have an iPhone, iPad or any other Apple product, chances are, you’ve set foot in an Apple Store … and if you live in Georgetown, it was likely the one at 1229 Wisconsin Ave....

1993 Photos of Engine Company No. 24 in Petworth

These are old, but not really that old. They are from 1993 (but I still find it hard to believe that 1993 was 20 years ago!). You can find a few more of them at the...
Sedgewick Gardens advertisement

Awesome Old Apartment Listings For Rent

We love digging through old newspaper classifieds to see these apartment listings. Check out a few of the ones we found this weekend. How about a nice apartment in Dupont Circle for $125 a month? This...
The Bayou - June 1990

The Bayou’s Lineup for June 1990

This is an awesome blast from the past. Remember the Bayou at K St. and Wisconsin? Check out this lineup of acts from the summer of 1990. For Phishheads, check out Thursday, June 7th, 1990.
Bell Atlantic sign

First DSL Lines Arrive in Washington Area

The Internet connection in the Ghosts of DC house is sucky. We have Verizon DSL and we are patiently awaiting the arrival of FIOS (what is taking so damn long?). While I was waiting for the...

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...