Kieran Corcoran of the Daily Mail UK has published a fascinating photo essay which looks at American college dorm rooms through history.

Some things never change! Photographs of a century of U.S. student life show how parties, drinking and university sports have always taken centre stage

At first glance these pictures of student life more than a century ago look like they would not be out of place in Downton Abbey.

But on closer inspection, the tell-tale signs of university fun can be seen among the porcelain crockery and pleated curtains.

Because like most American frats of today, Leila Bascom is desperate to show support to her university sports teams.

This picture is from 1898.

Here’s one from 1909.

See them all at the link below.