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Background imageImmense Collection: Largest Gasometer in the World - East Greenwich, London

Largest Gasometer in the World - East Greenwich, London - built in 1888. Situated on the Greenwich peninsula, close to the site of the O2 Arena

Background imageImmense Collection: Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef

Market Reports - English Country Squire carves the beef
Market Reports illustrated (Postcard series): MEAT: " English beef was in fine condition." This report on English beef (as a commodity traded on the Stock Exchange)

Background imageImmense Collection: The Big Hollow Tree - Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada

The Big Hollow Tree - Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Big Hollow Tree - Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImmense Collection: Largest ear of corn grown in Canada

Largest ear of corn grown in Canada
Humorous card depicting the Largest ear of corn grown in Canada !! 1910

Background imageImmense Collection: Mother Russia Statue - Battle of Stalingrad Memorial

Mother Russia Statue - Battle of Stalingrad Memorial
Russia, Volgograd (Zaryzin, Stalingrad). Battle of Stalingrad Memorial, Mamajev Kurgan Hill. Russian soldiers in battle statue and massive Mother Russia statue. Date: 2010

Background imageImmense Collection: Giant Machnow at Taylors Depository

Giant Machnow at Taylors Depository, Pimlico, London. Feodor Machnow, (Fyodor Makhnov) was born in 1878 at the village of Kostyuks in the Ukraine

Background imageImmense Collection: Chicago Worlds Fair - Meiers Wonderful Clock

Chicago Worlds Fair - Meiers Wonderful Clock on show in the German Black Forest Village. Height - 14ft, width 7ft - weight 2500lbs

Background imageImmense Collection: Zanzibar - Tanzania - Large Ivory Tusks

Zanzibar - Tanzania - Large Ivory Tusks Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImmense Collection: Portland Prison, Dorset

Portland Prison, Dorset - Stone cutting using a huge circular saw Date: 1912

Background imageImmense Collection: Morgan sacks Panama

Morgan sacks Panama
Admiral Sir Henry Morgan (1635-1688) and his English buccaneers sack the Spanish city of Panama, looting immense wealth and returning to Jamaica a hero

Background imageImmense Collection: Dolmen of Bagneux

Dolmen of Bagneux
The Dolmen of Bagneux, near Saumur. A massive megalith of neolithic origin, comprising of eight upright slabs in two rows, covered by three immense horizontal slabs

Background imageImmense 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 imageImmense Collection: Moby Dick himself takes shape: The monstrous leviathan, with whom Ahab

Moby Dick himself takes shape: The monstrous leviathan, with whom Ahab and the whalers waged a feud to the death, is being constructed in Fishguard Harbour

Background imageImmense Collection: Comic Seaside Postcard - I Can t See My Little Johnny

Comic Seaside Postcard - I Can t See My Little Johnny
I Can t See My Little Johnny - Humorous saucy seaside postcard design by Donald McGill (1875-1962). Date: circa 1949

Background imageImmense Collection: Ruins of the Wiracocha Temple at Raqch i, Peru

Ruins of the Wiracocha Temple at Raqch i, Peru
Built in the fifteenth century and considered by the historians to be one of the most audacious Inca constructions, the remarkable Wiracocha temple at Raqchi

Background imageImmense Collection: Giant Redwood - Yosemite National Park

Giant Redwood - Yosemite National Park
California Redwood Tree " Wawona" Mariposa Big Tree Grove, California, USA - in the southernmost part of Yosemite National Park. 1912

Background imageImmense 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 imageImmense Collection: Fortified medieval castle at Sedan, Ardennes, France

Fortified medieval castle at Sedan, Ardennes, France
The Fortifications of the fortified medieval castle at Sedan, Ardennes, France - claimed to be the largest in Europe. Date: 1915

Background imageImmense Collection: Comic postcard - plump man on the beach - I Can t See My Little Charlie Date

Comic postcard - plump man on the beach - I Can t See My Little Charlie Date: circa 1949

Background imageImmense Collection: Comic postcard - plump woman on beach - I Can t See My Little Charlie Date

Comic postcard - plump woman on beach - I Can t See My Little Charlie Date: circa 1949

Background imageImmense Collection: The Great Wheel - Earls Court, London

The Great Wheel - Earls Court, London
circa 1910s

Background imageImmense Collection: CRYSTAL PALACE ROOF

CRYSTAL PALACE ROOF
A view of the immense glass roof of the Crystal Palace viewed from the lead flat, the only portion of solid roofing in this fairy structure Date: 1851

Background imageImmense Collection: Netherland Plaza Hotel, 5th and Race Street, Cincinnati Ohio

Netherland Plaza Hotel, 5th and Race Street, Cincinnati Ohio
Carew Tower - Netherland Plaza Hotel, 5th and Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Completed in 1930 - a fine example of Art Deco architecture. The tower is now named after Joseph T

Background imageImmense Collection: A sandstorm in the Sudanese desert

A sandstorm in the Sudanese desert - an immense cloud of sand rises up over the Fort and British Barracks, Khartoum, Sudan. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageImmense Collection: Sri Lanka - Statue of Parakramabahu I (1153-1186)

Sri Lanka - Statue of Parakramabahu I (1153-1186), near the Potgul Vehera in Polonnaruwa - the majestic figure with solemn expression is holding a book (or yoke) in his hands

Background imageImmense Collection: Large Hollow Tree Trunk - Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada

Large Hollow Tree Trunk - Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada, British Columbia. Date: 1914

Background imageImmense Collection: Employees - Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Employees - Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA
The 25, 000 Employees of the Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan, USA pose for a group photograph in front of the factory buildings

Background imageImmense Collection: Building the frame of the Zeppelin Hindenburg

Building the frame of the Zeppelin Hindenburg - first flight 1936 - destroyed by fire in 1937. Built by Luftschiffbau Zeppelin. Date: circa 1935

Background imageImmense Collection: Statue of King Parakrama Bahu I, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Statue of King Parakrama Bahu I, Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka
Statue of King Parakramabahu I (Parakramabahu the Great - 1123-1186) at Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageImmense Collection: Stern Egyptian Woman

Stern Egyptian Woman
The original model with attitude! A stern-faced Egyptian girl stands with her arms behind her back, wearing headscarf, necklace and immense hooped metallic earrings and a thin, revealing dress

Background imageImmense Collection: Large Artesian Well, Oasis Ranch nr Roswell, New Mexico, USA

Large Artesian Well, Oasis Ranch nr Roswell, New Mexico, USA
Artesian Well (the largest in the World), on the Oasis Ranch near to Roswell, New Mexico, USA - more than 900 feet deep and flowed 9100 gallons of water a minute - used to irrigate local farmland

Background imageImmense Collection: The Largest Floating Dry Dock in the World - Southampton

The Largest Floating Dry Dock in the World - Southampton
The Largest Floating Dry Dock in the World (960 ft. long and 134 ft. wide) at Southampton, Hampshire, England. Built in 1922 by Armstrong, Whitworth, for the Southern Railway. Date: circa 1923

Background imageImmense Collection: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Christ the Redeemer

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Christ the Redeemer statue, an immense art deco creation by the French sculptor Paul Landowski. The face was created by the Romanian artist Gheorghe Leonida

Background imageImmense Collection: Porgy and Bess Mus Sheet

Porgy and Bess Mus Sheet
A fine item of period artwork depicts the opera which, though not successful at first, eventually achieved immense popular acclaim as Americas greatest opera. Date: first performed 1935

Background imageImmense Collection: Royal Ordnance Factory, Patricroft, Lancashire

Royal Ordnance Factory, Patricroft, Lancashire
Royal Ordnance Factory, Patricroft, Eccles, near Manchester, Lancashire, England. Showing men manufacturing Canons - World War One - The sign reads

Background imageImmense Collection: Large Bell at Daibutsu, Nara, Japan

Large Bell at Daibutsu, Nara, Japan
The huge bell housed in a decorative belfry at Todai-ji, a Buddhist temple complex located in the city of Nara, Japan. The Diabutsen (or Great Buddha Hall)

Background imageImmense Collection: Heidelberg Tun, Heidelberg Castle, Germany

Heidelberg Tun, Heidelberg Castle, Germany
The Heidelberg Tun - an immense wine vat contained within the cellars of Heidelberg Castle, Germany. The present barrel (there have been four in history)

Background imageImmense Collection: The Mingun Bell, Myanmar

The Mingun Bell, Myanmar
The Mingun Bell. Located in Mingun, Sagaing Division, Myanmar (Burma). Cast between 1808 -1810. Date: 1906

Background imageImmense Collection: Mosul, Iraq - Iraqi man with his giant Cornichon

Mosul, Iraq - Iraqi man with his giant Cornichon
Iraq - Mosul, a man stands proudly with his giant Cornichon (gherkin), weighing a whopping 22 kgs!

Background imageImmense Collection: Canada - Great Lakes - Terminal Grain Elevator - Loading

Canada - Great Lakes - Terminal Grain Elevator - Loading a ship Date: circa 1920s

Background imageImmense Collection: Istanbul, Turkey - Turkish Porter carrying an immense load

Istanbul, Turkey - Turkish Porter carrying an immense load on his back. Date: 1923

Background imageImmense Collection: Comic exaggeration card - The Wool Producers of Canada

Comic exaggeration card - The Wool Producers of Canada - giant sheep! Date: 1910

Background imageImmense Collection: A Hole through the Earth

A Hole through the Earth
The immense works at the drilling site as the engineers work their way to the Antipodes. Date: circa 1900

Background imageImmense Collection: Egyptian Lady Smokes

Egyptian Lady Smokes
Egyptian woman stands holding a cigarette, her face turned away from the camera, wearing striped headscarf, necklace and metallic bangles on her wrists. Date: 1919

Background imageImmense Collection: The Black Bottom

The Black Bottom
Two young things demonstrate the Black Bottom for their elders, with immense enthusiasm and a display of leg which both shocks and delights the male spectators. Date: 1927

Background imageImmense Collection: Preparing for Flight

Preparing for Flight
Preparing a biplane for flight at the Semaine d Aviation, Nantes (France) : this kind of air show is repeated throughout France, attracting immense public interest. Date: 14-21 August 1910

Background imageImmense Collection: Verne / to the Moon

Verne / to the Moon
DE LA TERRE A LA LUNE (From the Earth to the Moon ) performed with immense success as a magical operetta at the Theatre de la Gaite, Paris Date: 1875

Background imageImmense Collection: Lanes Redwood Flat, Redwood Highway, California, USA

Lanes Redwood Flat, Redwood Highway, California, USA. Date: circa 1936



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