Henry Louis Mencken, often called the “Sage of Baltimore,” had a long and distinguished career as a journalist with the Sunpapers. But throughout his lifetime in the newspaper industry, he also worked for magazines as a writer and editor. Indeed, Mencken’s ascendance on the national scene coincided with the increasing presence of magazines in American culture.
The Sheridan Libraries’ new exhibit, “A View of the Parade: H. L. Mencken and American Magazines,” opens today at the George Peabody Library in Mt. Vernon and explores the life of Mencken and the United States through magazines.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. It runs through November 30 at The Johns Hopkins University’s George Peabody Library Exhibition Gallery, 17 E. Mount Vernon Place, in Baltimore. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 3 pm; and Sunday, 12 to 5 pm.