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

Happy Opening Day at Camden Yards!!

Can you hear the screaming? Smell the popcorn, the peanuts, the hot dogs? Do you feel that hype??

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we, the proud Baltimore Orioles fans, present to you a peek at America’s greatest pastime ever (besides Oreos and Disney): baseball.

Still feeling all red, white, and blue from 4th of July festivities?  Then feast your eyes on these 19th century super-patriotic baseball socks! 


Title: Our Boys Base-Ball Rules (1877)
Call No.: 796.357 O93
Location: George Peabody Library

Still feeling all red, white, and blue from 4th of July festivities?  Then feast your eyes on these 19th century super-patriotic baseball socks! 

Title: Our Boys Base-Ball Rules (1877)

Call No.: 796.357 O93

Location: George Peabody Library

OMG!!!! I think we may have just discovered the most creepy of creepers ever, or at the very least, the most creepy depiction of a baseball player ever.  Thank you, Chadwick’s Baseball Reference (1867), for giving us one more monster to populate our dreams!
Seriously, what are his muttonchops hiding?
Call No.: 796.3 C432 1867

OMG!!!! I think we may have just discovered the most creepy of creepers ever, or at the very least, the most creepy depiction of a baseball player ever. Thank you, Chadwick’s Baseball Reference (1867), for giving us one more monster to populate our dreams!
Seriously, what are his muttonchops hiding?
Call No.: 796.3 C432 1867

For those of you in Baltimore (or those who simply have an inexplicable love for the Orioles), happy Opening Day at Camden Yards!  To celebrate, we present to you a photograph of the 1895 Baltimore Base Ball Club as reproduced in Spalding’s Base Ball Guide (1896).
Call No.: 796.357 S734GLocation: George Peabody Library

For those of you in Baltimore (or those who simply have an inexplicable love for the Orioles), happy Opening Day at Camden Yards!  To celebrate, we present to you a photograph of the 1895 Baltimore Base Ball Club as reproduced in Spalding’s Base Ball Guide (1896).

Call No.: 796.357 S734G
Location: George Peabody Library