Period pieces are hard to pull off. Some do it like champs. "Happy Days" "Mad Men" and "MASH" come to mind. And usually PBS shows do a fine job. Until now.

From this ABC News story "Downton Abbey' Makes Glaring Historical Error in Press Photo" a picture is worth 2,485 words!

"Downton Abbey" has released a series of new photos to promote season five, which is slated to premiere stateside in January.

But one stood out from the rest, for the wrong reason.

In a photo that's going viral, a modern-day water bottle is on the mantle behind the Earl of Grantham, played by Hugh Bonneville and Lady Edith Crawley (Laura Carmichael). The show takes place in the 1920s."


Downton Abbey Series 3 Matthew Crawley

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