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Enormous Collection

Background imageEnormous Collection: The Red Moth by William Barribal

The Red Moth by William Barribal
A showgirl in a fabulous stage costume with enormous butterfly wings plays to a theatre audience

Background imageEnormous Collection: Construction of the Statue of Liberty, Paris

Construction of the Statue of Liberty, Paris
Construction of the Statue of Liberty in Paris, before shipping to New York. 1885

Background imageEnormous Collection: Volcanic eruption of Lassen Peak, California

Volcanic eruption of Lassen Peak, California
On 22nd May 1915, Lassen Peak in California, the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range, erupted explosively - dramatically depicted in this postcard, taken from the town of Red Bluff

Background imageEnormous Collection: Woman & Aspidistra Photo

Woman & Aspidistra Photo
A woman in an enormous hat festooned with plumes & fabric sits in the garden outside her door. She rests her arm upon a small, 3 legged table on which stands an aspidistra in a pot

Background imageEnormous Collection: Dawlish Low Tide

Dawlish Low Tide
The beach at Dawlish, Devon, at low tide : the tide has washed up an enormous quantity of seaweed which lies between the sand and the water

Background imageEnormous Collection: Main components of the Solar System

Main components of the Solar System
Panoramic artwork showing the relative distances of the planets from the Sun

Background imageEnormous Collection: Beckford / Fonthill Abbey

Beckford / Fonthill Abbey
WILLIAM BECKFORD Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire, built at enormous expense by the English writer, art collector and eccentric

Background imageEnormous Collection: Beckford / Fonthill Abbey

Beckford / Fonthill Abbey
WILLIAM BECKFORD Fonthill Abbey, Wiltshire, built at enormous expense by the English writer, art collector and eccentric

Background imageEnormous Collection: Hoffmann / Inky Boys / Story

Hoffmann / Inky Boys / Story
THE STORY OF THE INKY BOYS The great Agrippa dips the boys in his enormous ink well

Background imageEnormous Collection: Festive Nutty Squirrel 2

Festive Nutty Squirrel 2
Oh what an enormous nut for such a small squirrel. Festive tableau with nut munching stuffed red squirrel nestling amongst the holly berries

Background imageEnormous Collection: Comic postcard, Enormous man with woman in the sea Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Enormous man with woman in the sea Date: 20th century

Background imageEnormous Collection: The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin

The King of the Golden River by John Ruskin. " An enormous foam globe, on which reclined the little old gentleman." Date: First published: 1851

Background imageEnormous Collection: Peter the Great, Equestrian Statue, St Petersburg

Peter the Great, Equestrian Statue, St Petersburg
View of the equestrian statue to Peter the Great (1672 - 1725) in St Petersburg, Russia. Known as the Bronze Horseman, it was installed in 1782

Background imageEnormous Collection: Wunstorf Airfield, near Hanover, 1948

Wunstorf Airfield, near Hanover, 1948
Photograph showing Wunstorf Airfield, near Hanover, in the British controlled zone of Germany, with a large number of Dakota and York airplanes lined up for use during the Berlin Airlift, 1948

Background imageEnormous Collection: The Millionth Ton of Supplies reaches Berlin, 1949

The Millionth Ton of Supplies reaches Berlin, 1949
Photograph showing Flight Lieutenant K.J. Ryall of the Royal Air Force handing a sack, representing the millionth short ton of supplies to be flown into Berlin during the airlift, to Dr

Background imageEnormous Collection: David Wright

David Wright
LANCE-BOMBARDIER DAVID WRIGHT Illustrator and artist, photographed for the Sketch during his time with the Royal Artillery in 1942

Background imageEnormous Collection: Lapland Reindeer

Lapland Reindeer
A herd of Lapland reindeer. They move in enormous herds, the record being claimed for a herd of 50, 000. The only type of deer where both males and females have antlers

Background imageEnormous Collection: Ethiopia / Negus Menelik

Ethiopia / Negus Menelik
The Negus Menelik II at the battle of Aduwa, where the Italian invaders under general Baratieri were routed with enormous loss

Background imageEnormous Collection: Thessaloniki, Greece - Street Porter

Thessaloniki, Greece - Street Porter Date: circa 1916

Background imageEnormous Collection: The devestating power of a big land-mine

The devestating power of a big land-mine
A photograph of several British soldiers walking through the enormous crater left behind by the explosion of a large land-mine at High Wood, during the Somme offensive of 1916

Background imageEnormous Collection: Song of Sixpence 2 / 3

Song of Sixpence 2 / 3
The King stands ready to carve the enormous pie... (2 of 3)

Background imageEnormous Collection: Unrequited Love 18C / 1923

Unrequited Love 18C / 1923
A lady scorns an admirer, with the help of her enormous dress

Background imageEnormous Collection: Size of Argentavis magnificens compared to a human figure

Size of Argentavis magnificens compared to a human figure
An approximation of the size of Argentavis magnificens (" magnificent Argentine bird", or more literally " magnificent silver bird")

Background imageEnormous Collection: Comic postcard, Obese man drinking in pub

Comic postcard, Obese man drinking in pub. Yes, and his wifes a skinny little woman - flat as a pancake! Date: 20th century

Background imageEnormous Collection: A little girl with an enormous bow in her hair stands on a garden bench with her toy cat

A little girl with an enormous bow in her hair stands on a garden bench with her toy cat in order to have her photograph taken

Background imageEnormous Collection: Kitty in London - Glamorous girl with two cats and HUGE hat

Kitty in London - Glamorous girl with two cats and HUGE hat
Kitty in London - Glamorous girl with two cats and a HUGE green hat with feathers. Date: circa late 1904

Background imageEnormous Collection: Armour Meat Refrigeration Plant - Berisso, nr Buenos Aires

Armour Meat Refrigeration Plant - Berisso, nr Buenos Aires
Berisso near Buenos Aires, Argentina - enormous cold meat plant of the American Armour company, who specialised in refrigeration of meat for export and transportation purposes. Photographed at night

Background imageEnormous Collection: The Nurse of the Negus Menelik of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)

The Nurse of the Negus Menelik of Abyssinia (Ethiopia). She certainly appears to have nursed a few in her time... Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEnormous Collection: Guinness Brewery, Dubllin - Massive storage vats

Guinness Brewery, Dubllin - Massive storage vats
Storage Vats at St. James's Gate - the Guinness Brewery in Dublin, Ireland. There are 179 vats like this in which the stout beer is stored before being drawn off into casks for distribution to

Background imageEnormous Collection: Morning Haze

Morning Haze
A landscape oil painting of an enormous, yet shallow distant mountain with a purple hue, forming the background of a countryside scene in which a cottage is nestled centrally. Date: circa 1921

Background imageEnormous Collection: An Old World Subject

An Old World Subject
An illustration of a gentleman introducing himself to a woman who is holding her skirts, wearing a masquerade mask under an enormous, lavish garden arch. Date: circa 1916

Background imageEnormous Collection: Steam Boat

Steam Boat
This painting shows an enormous steam boat with some smaller row boats in the foreground. Date: circa 1915

Background imageEnormous Collection: Mountain Settlement

Mountain Settlement
A painting of a settlement of houses sat at the base of an enormous snow tipped, jagged mountain, with a foreground landscape of brown and green hills. Date: circa 1915

Background imageEnormous Collection: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-llandisiliogogogoch

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwll-llandisiliogogogoch - longest place name in Wales, described here as the record tongue twister

Background imageEnormous Collection: Comic postcard - Train Held up - in broad daylight!

Comic postcard - Train Held up - in broad daylight!
A young paper boy winks at a passing gent, who is paying close attention to the pretty young lady wearing a glamorous pink dress (which she is holding up) and enormous hat

Background imageEnormous Collection: Comic postcard, Large couple on deck of ship Date: 20th century

Comic postcard, Large couple on deck of ship Date: 20th century

Background imageEnormous Collection: Switzerland - Alpenhorn

Switzerland - Alpenhorn (Alphorn) - a very long valveless wooden wind instrument played like a horn - used for signalling in the Alps. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageEnormous Collection: Comic postcard, Edwardian woman at sea in large hat

Comic postcard, Edwardian woman at sea in large hat Date: early 20th century

Background imageEnormous Collection: Comic postcard, Edwardian woman in large hat

Comic postcard, Edwardian woman in large hat Date: early 20th century

Background imageEnormous Collection: Chamberlain in his study

Chamberlain in his study
Joseph Chamberlain in his study engaged on the enormous correspondence involved by the fiscal campaign. Chamberlain is assisted by his private secretary, Mr Wilson. Date: 1903

Background imageEnormous Collection: Man and women, Patagonia, Argentina, South America

Man and women, Patagonia, Argentina, South America
Man and two women of Patagonia, Argentina, South America. The woman in the middle is wearing enormous square earrings. Date: 1922

Background imageEnormous Collection: Large Hat, little girl - Mabel Luci Attwell postcard

Large Hat, little girl - Mabel Luci Attwell postcard
" It would be nice to see more of each other!" - Large Hat, little girl - Mabel Luci Attwell postcard. Date: circa 1938

Background imageEnormous Collection: Gabrielle Ray

Gabrielle Ray (1883 - 1973), English stage actress, dancer and singer, her photographs on picture postcards in the Edwardian times, sold more than other stage beauties

Background imageEnormous Collection: A gigantic feast: banquet for French mayors

A gigantic feast: banquet for French mayors
A gigantic feast: the banquet to the French provincial mayors. The centenary of the proclamation of the French Republic celebrated by a banquet given by President Loubet to the Mayors of France

Background imageEnormous Collection: Edna May - American Actress and singer

Edna May - American Actress and singer
A beautifully-lit portrait photograph (reproduced on a postcard) of Edna May (1878-1948) - American Actress and singer, wearing an enormous feathered hat Date: 1907

Background imageEnormous Collection: TOY CAT, a little girl with an enormous bow in her hair stands on a garden bench with her

TOY CAT, a little girl with an enormous bow in her hair stands on a garden bench with her toy cat in order to have her photograph taken

Background imageEnormous Collection: Using Dictation Machine Date: 1954

Using Dictation Machine Date: 1954

Background imageEnormous Collection: Legendary Paul Bunyon Date: 1948

Legendary Paul Bunyon Date: 1948



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