Behind the Scenes
Elizabeth Deane, Executive Producer & WriterPeter Jones, DirectorJill Reurs, Script SupervisorSimon Russell Beale, ActorWigsCostumesResearch & Props

The costume designer recreated clothing the Adamses wore throughout their lives using period portraits and written accounts.

'We cover all the changes in fashion from the American Revolution into the beginnings of our country. -- Virginia Johnson, Costume Designer
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Costumes were made using period paintings.

Costumes were made using period paintings.

Behind the Scenes John & Abigail Adams American Experience PBS