Although the scenery for Our American Cousin was recreated with great attention to detail when Ford's Theatre became a museum in 1965, much of this scenery was discarded when it was later resurrected as a working theater. In order to recreate it, Production Designer Paul Falcon and his team hand-painted several twenty-foot flats to match the 1865 photos taken just after the tragedy. In addition, fire extinguishers, electrical outlets, and emergency exit signs were all disguised or removed to take the theater back to how it looked in 1865. Every detail from the instruments in the orchestra pit to the stars on the flags decorating the Presidential state box was exhaustively researched to match the relics as much as possible.