As we begin the new semester, much of the United States is looking forward to the entertainment that has come over from Great Britain. I’m talking about the 3rd season of the popular television series, Downton Abbey. As this season’s intriguing plots move forward, American viewers will be enthralled over the ongoing affairs of the Crawleys and their downstairs staff. After searching the Special Collections for something to tie into this series, I was unable to find anything British from 1920. Many viewers are fascinated by the period details in the series, so we thought we might show some comparisons- how did students at the University of Chattanooga appear in 1920, the same year the 3rd season of Downton Abbey is set? Are the clothing and hair styles the same as Lady Mary’s, Mathew’s, or Lady Edith’s? Here are some images from the University of Chattanooga 1920 yearbook, The Moccasin. You make the comparisons (albeit that our photos are not in the glorious color of the television show).
Happy New Year and have a great 2013!
The Cap and Bells Club
The cast from the student play, Our Wives
The Kappa Chi Literary Society