Ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, 1939
The rubies are not real, and the shoes are worn about the edges. But Dorothy's ruby slippers (one of several surviving pairs) have been one of the most popular artifacts at the National Museum of American History since they were collected in 1979. What makes them a treasure?
Film and Television Memorabilia, Popular Culture Memorabilia, Shoes, Popular Objects