Downton Comes Downtown: What the Fashionable Wore in Onondaga County from 1900 to 1930

Resembling the clothing styles portrayed in the critically acclaimed PBS series, Downton Abbey, Downton Comes Downtown features men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing worn by citizens of Onondaga County from 1900 to 1930.

Highlights include a maroon evening coat with a mink collar worn by Mrs. Elizabeth Barnes Hiscock to a State Dinner during the presidential administration of Herbert Hoover ( 1929-1933); a boy’s brown wool suit with a vest and knickers purchased from the Peck-Vinney Company, a clothier located on South Salina Street, and worn by young Milton Jones in the 1920s; and a black kimono with Japanese images worn by Mrs. Laura Crouse Durston aboard the Graf Zeppelin in 1930. Mrs. Durston and her brother, George Crouse, flew aboard the air cruiser from Germany to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, then to Lakehurst, NJ between May & June 1930.

The exhibit is augmented by fashion accessories such as hats, shoes, and purses as well as period furniture from OHA’s collection.

On display through March 2018.