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

Hey ladies and gents!  Are you ready to “round your hoop” and make some moonshine!  Why not try to recreate some lovely dishes from the English Housekeeper? The bride cake only requires 2 pounds of sugar, the moonshine sounds a delight, and who wouldn’t want to eat pink pancakes?  PINK PANCAKES!!!!!

From The English Housekeeper (1801)

Ladies: are  you currently undergoing the vapors from reading too much Pamela? Don’t loosen your corsets!  Get yourself some refreshing air with this enchanting fan showcasing the ways of the world.  Read it and rectify thy errors!

We love our new colleague and his creepy fashion-forward way with a jaunty hat.  He’s also an amateur phrenologist. 

Open up the caramel and see what’s inside! We hope you enjoy this tasty gif by our student employee extraordinaire Jesse Chen.  The images are from Crystals by Karen Hanmer, one of our favorite book artists.  We’re now ready to snack on delicious candies and exceed our FDA sugar allotment. Maximum sugar overload time in the library!

Open up the caramel and see what’s inside! We hope you enjoy this tasty gif by our student employee extraordinaire Jesse Chen.  The images are from Crystals by Karen Hanmer, one of our favorite book artists.  We’re now ready to snack on delicious candies and exceed our FDA sugar allotment. Maximum sugar overload time in the library!

Behold the amazing, incredible, not-edible Victorian peep egg, featuring a series of miniature prints showcasing the engineering might that is the Thames Tunnel! FYI, the awesome gif was created by one of our phenomenal student employees!

Happy Fore-edge Fridays!  This rather somber edition of Samuel Rogers Poems hides something so malicious that it must be hidden within the fore-edge of the text block.  Yes!  Children so malicious and unhinged that their playtime consists of whipping objects unknown, while a woman, possibly the mother or possibly a demon spirit disguised as a caretaker, points approvingly.  The little girl clutches her caretaker-tormentor wondering when she, too, shall allow hope to die and take up the morbid past times of her brothers.

Call No.: 821.7 R6333 1846

Don’t forget — the Peabody Library is currently closed! We’ll reopen Tuesday, January 7 with even more incredible flashy arm movements!

Don’t forget — the Peabody Library is currently closed! We’ll reopen Tuesday, January 7 with even more incredible flashy arm movements!

Architectural drawing of yore featuring the Peabody Library’s beautiful and dramatic skylight, a skylight which could very well be a time portal.  Seriously, if you are ever studying in the Peabody during a thunderstorm, you really do think you are going to see a pterodactyl flapping its wings against the glass!

Architectural drawing of yore featuring the Peabody Library’s beautiful and dramatic skylight, a skylight which could very well be a time portal.  Seriously, if you are ever studying in the Peabody during a thunderstorm, you really do think you are going to see a pterodactyl flapping its wings against the glass!

Heavy metal breastplate! A jaunty red cap the likes of which revolutionaries the world over love! A forlorn, somber Uncle Sam, his top hat open to the possibilities and the perils of … . WEANING THE NATION!

Heavy metal breastplate! A jaunty red cap the likes of which revolutionaries the world over love! A forlorn, somber Uncle Sam, his top hat open to the possibilities and the perils of … . WEANING THE NATION!