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Babe Ruth Autographed Baseball

Early in his career, Babe Ruth was the best left-handed pitcher of his era. Babe later turned his focus to hitting. Altogether he hit a record 714 home runs -- a record that stood until Hank Aaron broke it in 1974.



The First Telephone

On Noverber 26,1876 Alexander Graham Bell transmitted sound clearly over a wire between Cambridge and Salem, Massachusetts. This design, used for both the transmitter and the receiver, became standard for the commercial instruments introduced in 1877.



Dinosaurs and Such

The center island of the Dinosaur Hall is the Smithsonian's "Jurassic Park." Almost everything inside the island is from the Jurassic Period, between about 210 million and 145 million years ago.



A "Star Trek Phaser"

A phaser, from the popular television series Star Trek, is on view with other television memorabilia. Star Trek was orginally broadcast on NBC between 1966 and 1969.



"Archie & Edith"

Archie and Edith Bunker's chairs from the television sitcom All in the Family.



Dorothy's Slippers

The Ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz are on view with other film and television memorabilia.



"Fonzie's" Jacket

Fonzie's jacket from the television sitcom Happy Days.



First Ladies Gowns

A selection of gowns is on display in First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image.



The Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond is on view in the Harry Winston Gallery of the Janet Annenburg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems, and Minerals.



Thomas Jefferson's Laptop Desk

The the portable lap desk on which Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence is on view in The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden.



Mummy Coffins

Egyptian mummy coffins are on display in the Origins of Western Culture Hall.