Baltimore, Maryland: Impaled Vampire, Feejee Mermaid

Two memorable mummified horrors on display, formerly showcased in Dr. Gloom's Crypt of Curiosities before it closed.

Protean Books and Records

836 Leadenhall St., Baltimore, MD
Inside Protean Books and Records. Just southwest of the Inner Harbor, on the west side of Leadenhall St. just north of its intersection with W. Henrietta St.
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Dr. Gloom's Crypt of Curiosities

About 98 percent of Dr. Gloom's stuff has been moved out and is currently in storage. But the proprietor of the next-door Protean Books and Records excitedly revealed to us, "I have the best two pieces!" -- those two being a Fiji Mermaid and a skeletal vampire with a stake through its heart. The store also has vintage books, albums, and plenty of pop culture awesomeness.

[Mike Gassmann, 10/14/2022]

Dr. Gloom's Crypt of Curiosities

Dr. Gloom's Crypt of Curiosities

Tucked into the back room of Protean Books and Records is Dr. Gloom's Crypt of Curiosities, an oddities exhibit in the tradition of American Dime Museums.

[Matthew Benicewicz, 03/07/2018]

Unsurprising if a few of its exhibits might have even come from Baltimore's long-closed American Dime Museum.

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