Welcome to George Peabody Library's Wunderkammer!

From dandies in danger to the lusty dramas of educated fleas, the George Peabody Library proves that the past was indeed STRANGE! Visit us in Baltimore (don't worry, in addition to the strange things depicted here, we also have plenty of old and rare and classy books, too).

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 9am -5pm; Friday 9-3

Address: 17 East Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD 21202

Phone: 410-234-4943

Libguide: http://bit.ly/g1UsTk

Email: hherr1@jhu.edu

GPL Presents: Love Letter Advice from the Past!
Though today it would be rather creepy to receive, say, an email or a tweet requesting a lock of hair, it used to be the height of romance!  So popular indeed was the amputation of hair in the pursuit of love that stock letters were created for the terse of word!
From: Frost’s Original Letter Writer (1867)
Call No.: 808.6 F9296 1867Location: George Peabody Library

GPL Presents: Love Letter Advice from the Past!

Though today it would be rather creepy to receive, say, an email or a tweet requesting a lock of hair, it used to be the height of romance! So popular indeed was the amputation of hair in the pursuit of love that stock letters were created for the terse of word!

From: Frost’s Original Letter Writer (1867)

Call No.: 808.6 F9296 1867
Location: George Peabody Library

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    Heck yes. Send me a letter like this. :)
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    Am I the only one who doesn’t find the hair thing creepy ? I’ve got one of Ms locks from back when it was fairly long. I...
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    Wow, what a way to a lady’s heart - call her your “stingy little pet.” That is definitely romantic. He sounds like a...
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