Saturday, July 29, 2006

Marathon Pundit goes to Washington: Dorothy's ruby slippers

The famed ruby slippers, or one of the pairs (there were several used during the filming of The Wizard of Oz, are on display in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

The original star-spangled banner, that is, the one that inspired Francis Key to write the lyrics of what later became our national anthem, is currently being restored, but is still on display there.

Absolutely no pictures or videotaping of the banner is permitted. Which is why there's a picture of the slippers, instead of the famous flag.

Earlier this month, Little Marathon Pundit and I traveled to our nation's capital. Scroll down for more pictures and entries.

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