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Post Covers in the Era of Downton Abbey

We’re just as excited as you are about the return of Downton Abbey tonight, and while we may not have chronicled the lives of Downton’s famous blue-blooded family (they are, after all, fictional) we were around at the turn of the century to capture the essence of the period on our covers.

These 30 vintage illustrations from the 20s to 1930 show the posh taste in fashion and style that you’ve likely seen Lady Mary and Lady Edith wearing on the show. (We think some of these models even look a bit like the ladies of Downton!)

To purchase a few of these illustrations and other covers from The Saturday Evening Post, click here.

August 7, 1920

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post August 07, 1920

September 11, 1920

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post September 11, 1920

November 13, 1920

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post November 13, 1920

May 21, 1921

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post May 21, 1921

June 18, 1921

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post June 18, 1921

July 16, 1921

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post July 16, 1921

February 4, 1922

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post February 4, 1922

April 22, 1922

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post April 22, 1922

May 27, 1922

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post May 27, 1922

July 8, 1922

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post July 8, 1922

March 3, 1923

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post March 3, 1923

March 24, 1923

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post March 24, 1923

May 5, 1923

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post May 5, 1923

July 21, 1923

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post July 21, 1923

January 19, 1924

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post January 19, 1924

May 24, 1924

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post May 24, 1924

January 24, 1925

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post January 24, 1925

March 21, 1925

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post March 21, 1925

July 18, 1925

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post July 18, 1925

August 15, 1925

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post August 15, 1925

May 22, 1926

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post May 22, 1926

December 11, 1926

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post December 11, 1926

February 26, 1927

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post February 26, 1927

August 20, 1927

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post August 20, 1927

November 5, 1927

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post November 05, 1927

May 19, 1928

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post May 19, 1928

June 9, 1928

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post June 9, 1928

October 13, 1928

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post October 13, 1928

July 20, 1929

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post July 20, 1929

November 30, 1929

Cover of The Saturday Evening Post November 30, 1929

Don’t miss our exclusive interview with actress and Downton Abbey guest star Shirley MacLaine! To read the article, click here.

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