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History in the making

Photo / Donna Coveney

A film crew prepares to shoot a scene earlier this week for an upcoming PBS American Experience documentary on Ulysses S. Grant. Crew members tied black mourning crepe to several Killian Court columns for a scene representing Civil War-era Washington, DC mourning the death of President Lincoln and celebrating Union victory.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on January 31, 2001.

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