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

No, this isn’t a set piece from Prometheus!  It’s actually a depiction of a mammoth Spanish wine jug that was displayed in London during the Great Exhibition of 1851. It was at least 10 feet tall. Do you think Bernard and Manny (from Black Books, duh!) ever tried to create their own — in honor of Prince Albert, of course.

from page 150 of History and Description of the Crystal Palace and the Exhibition of the World’s
Industry in 1851, Volume 2. Printed in London by John Tallis and Co.
Call No.: 606 L847 GTquarto V.2
Location: The George Peabody Library

No, this isn’t a set piece from Prometheus! It’s actually a depiction of a mammoth Spanish wine jug that was displayed in London during the Great Exhibition of 1851. It was at least 10 feet tall. Do you think Bernard and Manny (from Black Books, duh!) ever tried to create their own — in honor of Prince Albert, of course.

from page 150 of History and Description of the Crystal Palace and the Exhibition of the World’s
Industry in 1851, Volume 2. Printed in London by John Tallis and Co.
Call No.: 606 L847 GTquarto V.2
Location: The George Peabody Library