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What’s Wrong with this Downton Abbey Press Photo?


This week, Downton Abbey released a series of press photos for the upcoming season of the hit show, which takes place in 1920s Britain. The photos showed the actors, including a few new faces, posing in costume as their characters. But one of the pictures has been removed from the show’s Facebook page after fans discovered a glaring historical error. See if you can spot the problem with the photo below:

Yes, right there behind Lady Edith Crawley’s left shoulder, there is a very modern-looking plastic water bottle sitting on the mantle. Was this pure negligence on behalf of the show’s staff, or did someone realize that this was just type of “mistake” that would blow up on social media once it was “discovered” by the show’s fans?

Season five doesn’t premiere until January 2015 in the United States on PBS. We can only assume the new batch of episodes do not feature time-traveling water bottles from the future.

[Photo via screengrab]

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