Music Video

Do You Have Anything From the Scarecrow in the "Wizard of Oz"?

May 2017

Dwight Block Bowers, Curator in the Division of Culture & the Arts at the National Museum of American History presents the original costume of Ray Bolger (the scarecrow) wore in the movie, "The Wizard of Oz" while singing the song, "We're off to see the Wizard".

Smithsonian Artifact Featured in this Video

Ray Bolger wore this patchwork outfit as the Scarecrow, one of the trio of friends who accompany Dorothy to the Emerald City in The Wizard of Oz.
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Bolger, Ray
date made
Physical Description
felt (overall material)
straw (overall material)
leather (overall material)
wool (overall material)
twine (overall material)
metal (overall material)
cotton (overall material)
approximately: 7 ft x 31 in x 21 1/2 in; 2.1336 m x 78.74 cm x 54.61 cm
Object Name