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

Trust dogs for all your blood purifying and cracker-eating needs!  I know I do!
From an album of lovely and absurd Baltimore trading cards, ca 1880.

Trust dogs for all your blood purifying and cracker-eating needs!  I know I do!

From an album of lovely and absurd Baltimore trading cards, ca 1880.

Behold the creativity of the young!  Some whippersnapper of long ago, enamored with the horrifying depictions of childish bad behavior in Struwwelpeter (aka Shockheaded Pete), made his own fan art of his favorite disturbed tale!  Imagine the pleasure he had when he created the cat-flame-child!  The laughter, the precious childish laughter, which peeled through his body as he depicted the youth getting his thumbs cut off by a roving tailor!

From a set of cards created  by child unknown for a game of his own diabolical choosing, ca 1920.

Because feminist bibliophiles never go out of fashion!
Receipt for the purchase of Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women, of which Peabody Library has a first edition.  Happy International Women’s Day all you lovers of libraries and books!

Because feminist bibliophiles never go out of fashion!

Receipt for the purchase of Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Women, of which Peabody Library has a first edition.  Happy International Women’s Day all you lovers of libraries and books!

Yep, Even We Have a Library Cat
We fully admit that those of us who work at the glorious George Peabody Library are a bit strange, especially when it comes to being representative of library folk.  Why, you may ask?  Because we can’t stand the world’s love affair with library cats!  We love French bulldogs and floppy, furry mutts!  Biblio-dogs forever!
However, we understand that we are in the minority, and hence present for your viewing pleasure our very own Tom the Creepy Cat. He is holding a sign that exclaims, in his own “cat-language” which oddly resembles English, why he is not a thin feline.  It’s weird.
Location: George Peabody Library

Yep, Even We Have a Library Cat

We fully admit that those of us who work at the glorious George Peabody Library are a bit strange, especially when it comes to being representative of library folk.  Why, you may ask?  Because we can’t stand the world’s love affair with library cats!  We love French bulldogs and floppy, furry mutts!  Biblio-dogs forever!

However, we understand that we are in the minority, and hence present for your viewing pleasure our very own Tom the Creepy Cat. He is holding a sign that exclaims, in his own “cat-language” which oddly resembles English, why he is not a thin feline.  It’s weird.

Location: George Peabody Library