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 Spring!  Enjoy this brief tour of garden and flower books from the Peabody Library. This collection of illustrations was on display at the 2011 Flower Mart! All the beauty of the natural world with none of the allergies! Included in this set are illustrations by Robert John Thornton, Mademoiselle Marie Sybille de Merial, and two 18th century block prints of the Imperial Chinese garden at ge ho Euhl in Tartary.

Look for more information on this year’s Flower Mart coming soon!

Hello Bookmarks!

Hello Bookmarks!

Preparing for Flower Mart 2012 with a trip down memory lane.  Don’t you totally dig the color scheme one snazzy kid used last year to create her own Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (aka Dream of Poliphilus, an odd and gorgeous 15th century book)?  Missed out on the coloring fun last year?  Don’t worry! You can color your very own jaunty elephant at this year’s event, too!
May 4th & 5th, 11am-6pm

Preparing for Flower Mart 2012 with a trip down memory lane.  Don’t you totally dig the color scheme one snazzy kid used last year to create her own Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (aka Dream of Poliphilus, an odd and gorgeous 15th century book)?  Missed out on the coloring fun last year?  Don’t worry! You can color your very own jaunty elephant at this year’s event, too!

May 4th & 5th, 11am-6pm