Maine Historical Society

MAINE HISTORICAL SOCIETY

PRESERVING HISTORY
ENGAGING MINDS
CONNECTING MAINE

A Past Exhibit

Fashionable Downton Abbey: Selections from the MHS Costume Collection

February 16 through March 30, 2016
Showcase Gallery

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The fashion of the British television drama Downton Abbey was as popular as the characters in the show. As in life, the fashion spoke volumes about the personality of each person. It also served to bring the viewer back in time to the early twentieth century, exploring the cultural events, and the fashion, of the 1910s and 1920s. This exhibit shareD costumes from the same time period, all selected from the Maine Historical Society collections and with their own histories of use in Maine.