Sat., September 22, 2018
Washington in the '80s
A look at the 80s, including Mayor Barry and President Reagan, the local music and theater scenes, drugs and violence, and the AIDS epidemic.
Do you remember the decade of Reagan and Barry, the Wall and the Quilt, Go-Go and DC punk, the Air Florida crash and crack, Super Bowl victories and NCAA Final Fours? Share your memories of growing up or living in the Washington, D.C. area during the 1980s.
Washington, D.C. in the 1980s had it all — big history, big personalities, big social changes and, perhaps most importantly, big hair. But how well do you really know the decade in which our city came into its own?Take the quiz →
From 1984 to 1994 photographer Michael Horsley walked the streets of Washington, D.C., photographing the unseen and vanishing moments in the city. These images were tucked away in his private collection for almost 25 years until he published them on Flickr in 2010. Horsley's Hidden Washington, D.C. collection is a rare neighborhood-oriented photo archive of the nation's capital during the 1980s.See slideshow and read Q&A with photographer →