SHARPSBURG - Artist Andy Warhol might have been pleased had he been sitting in the small movie theater at Antietam National Battlefield on Saturday night.
Eighty or so people, while not getting their 15 minutes of fame, were at least seeing themselves on the silver screen for a few seconds, some even for a few minutes.
Most of those in the audience were extras in "The Day Lincoln Was Shot," a made-for-television movie about the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. And most were dressed in exact replicas of the clothes and accouterments as people in Washington, D.C. were dressed in April 1865.
They watched the film with the keen eye of experts looking for slip-ups by the directors and producers in dress, accessories and backgrounds. Their own costumes were flawlessly accurate, including accessories made in the mid-19th century, like a handsome brooch at the throat of a dress worn by Betty Ownsbery of Richmond, Va.