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

Napoleon for Children!

While selecting books for a children’s display, we came across this amazing illustrated work on the life of Napoleon!  Printed in Paris around 1893, the book tells Napoleon’s story mostly through a series of charming chromolithographs.  Among our most favorite illustrations are cute baby Napoleon chillin’ with a lion-skinned rug as all great men do, receiving a salute from an impeccable pooch, and perhaps most poetically, leaping into the great beyond!

See this and much, much more at this year’s Baltimore Book Fest!  Bonsoir!

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