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

"Send this wicked wretch to the sea," cries the depraved wretched female as her lover mercilessly whips her husband! Depravity, thy name is anonymous wretched female!

"Send this wicked wretch to the sea," cries the depraved wretched female as her lover mercilessly whips her husband! Depravity, thy name is anonymous wretched female!

Happy Friday the 13th from us all!  We look forward to invading your dreams.  MWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

(These fabulous creatures are from Fortunio Liceti’s De Monstrorum Cuassis, 1634.)

Planning a vacation that is totally out of this world, but can’t do anything about it because your TARDIS broke down?  Then why not take a lovely voyage to galaxies past, as imagined  by 19th century French caricaturist J.J. Grandville?  In his opus Un Autre Monde (1844), you can view a lovely comet parade, try a variety of organic artisanal vegetables, and learn to contemplate one’s beauty as though one was the moon herself! 

Want to see it and it’s lovely hand-colored prints?  Then visit us a the Peabody Library!  Totally retro space suits not required, though encouraged.

FlowerMart 2012 is here!  Look at all the beautiful botanical books your eyes can feast on. Pretty, pretty, pretty!!!