Just how historically accurate is AMC’s critically acclaimed series Mad Men? Very.
In June, The New York Times Magazine‘s Alex Witchell called the show’s art direction “almost fetishistically accurate.” New York Magazine’s Logan Hill actually went so far as to examine the books behind one character’s desk on the magazine’s Vulture blog.
But it’s not just the sets that are period perfect. Last night’s episode featured a plot point (spoiler alert?) about an American Airlines crash in Jamaica Bay. Here’s how The New York Times‘s Peter Kihss described that crash, on March 1, 1962, in the March 2nd edition of the paper:
According to The Times, the next plane scheduled to take off was a Mohawk.