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"Unleashing the Power of Giants: From Mythical Creatures to Human Ingenuity" Step into a world where giants roam, both in folklore and reality

Background imageGiant Collection: Illustration for Gulliver's Travels written by Jonathan Swift, 1845 (engraving)

Illustration for Gulliver's Travels written by Jonathan Swift, 1845 (engraving)
PCT4261329 Illustration for Gulliver's Travels written by Jonathan Swift, 1845 (engraving) by Grandville (Jean Ignace Isidore Gerard) (1803-47); (add.info)

Background imageGiant Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
King Arthur welcomes the Green Knight into the Banqueting Hall and invites him to dismount and eat with the company. Everyone is amazed to see the unexpected visitor

Background imageGiant Collection: Mephisto Cigars label, printed by F. Heppenheimers sons, New York

Mephisto Cigars label, printed by F. Heppenheimers sons, New York
PNP382187 Mephisto Cigars label, printed by F. Heppenheimers sons, New York, 1897 (colour litho) by American School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Manufactured bu D)

Background imageGiant Collection: Da Vincis crossbow

Da Vincis crossbow. Late 19th Century reproduction of a page from a notebook written by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), showing his design for a giant crossbow. Published circa 1894-1904

Background imageGiant Collection: Kraken attacking ship during a storm

Kraken attacking ship during a storm
A mythical Kraken attacking a sailing vessel during a storm

Background imageGiant Collection: 200-inch observatory at Palomar

200-inch observatory at Palomar, drawn by Russell Porter, 1938. ?The glass giant of Palomar? by David O Woodbury. 1940. pp.304-5 Date: 1938

Background imageGiant Collection: Old Orkney Whiskey

Old Orkney Whiskey
Old Orkney advert showing a porter delivering luggage to a scotsman which is a giant bottle of whiskey 1905 1905

Background imageGiant Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
The Green Knight rides over the bridge into Camelot Castle on New Years Day. He will set King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table a special challenge

Background imageGiant Collection: Verne / Under the Sea

Verne / Under the Sea
20, 000 LIEUES SOUS LES MERS [20 000 leagues under the sea] A giant squid, seen from the safety of the Nautilus

Background imageGiant Collection: Giant octopus

Giant octopus
Plate 26 from Histoire naturelle des Mollusques by Count Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon, 1805

Background imageGiant Collection: Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy

Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Navy
Promotional Recruitment card for the U. S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois. 2200 recruits under training have formed a giant anchor, with Rear Admiral John Downes US Navy

Background imageGiant Collection: GODZILLA. A scene from one of the Godzilla movies

GODZILLA. A scene from one of the Godzilla movies

Background imageGiant Collection: The midnight sun lights up the giant steel boat sculpture that stands on the waters edge at

The midnight sun lights up the giant steel boat sculpture that stands on the waters edge at Reykjavik, Iceland, Polar Regions

Background imageGiant Collection: Lochness Monster

Lochness Monster
A dramatic picture of the supposed giant water creature that lives in Loch Ness, Scotland and its small offspring, followed by divers holding underwater cameras

Background imageGiant Collection: Rabbits & Hares / Lydon

Rabbits & Hares / Lydon
An assortment of rabbits (Himalayan, Lop-eared, Flemish Giant, Angora, Black & Tan, Silver Grey, Dutch Grey & White, Dutch Black & White), and a Belgian Hare

Background imageGiant Collection: The Senate Group of Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) trees on the Congress

The Senate Group of Giant sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum) trees on the Congress Trail in Sequoia National Park, California, USA

Background imageGiant Collection: Easter Island, Chile. A Row of Moai statues

Easter Island, Chile. A Row of Moai statues

Background imageGiant Collection: Pergamon Altar. Hecate fighting against the giant Klytios ne

Pergamon Altar. Hecate fighting against the giant Klytios ne
Pergamon Altar. Built by order of Eumenes II Soter. 164-156 BC. Marble and limestone. Gigantomachy. South frieze. The three-faceted goddess Hecate fighting with a torch

Background imageGiant Collection: Pergamon Altar. Athena against the giant Alcyoneus

Pergamon Altar. Athena against the giant Alcyoneus
Pergamon Altar. Built by order of Eumenes II Soter. 164-156 BC by artists of the school of Pergamon. Marble and limestone. East frieze. Gigantomachy. Struggle between gods and giants

Background imageGiant Collection: Jack Johnson in a boxing match

Jack Johnson in a boxing match
Jack Johnson (1878-1946), nicknamed the Galveston Giant, African-American world heavyweight champion boxer, 1908-1915, standing at the ropes in a boxing match with an unidentified opponent

Background imageGiant Collection: USA, New York, Long Island, Flanders. The Big Duck, area known for its duck farms

USA, New York, Long Island, Flanders. The Big Duck, area known for its duck farms

Background imageGiant Collection: GODZILLA. A scene from one of the Godzilla movies

GODZILLA. A scene from one of the Godzilla movies

Background imageGiant Collection: WHALE SHARK - in bait ball

WHALE SHARK - in bait ball
DSE-74 WHALE SHARK - in bait ball Ningaloo Reef, W. Australia Rhincodon typus Whale Shark is the largest fish. Its a harmless, filter-feeder

Background imageGiant Collection: Journal / Giant Alien

Journal / Giant Alien
GIANTS FROM THE UNKNOWN Flying Saucers have been associated with giant figures such as Bigfoot, while other reports suggest the aliens themselves are very tall

Background imageGiant Collection: Keens Mustard Advert

Keens Mustard Advert
Advertisement for Keens mustard which feature two sailors carrying a giant tin

Background imageGiant Collection: The ocean liner Normandie by G. H. Davis

The ocean liner Normandie by G. H. Davis
The new giant French ocean liner which made a record Atlantic crossing in four days, three hours: the " Normandie" - a diagrammatic drawing of her interior construction by G. H

Background imageGiant Collection: Giant Tortoise in highlands of Floreana Island, Galapagos Islands

Giant Tortoise in highlands of Floreana Island, Galapagos Islands

Background imageGiant Collection: Roosevelt and Muir, C1903

Roosevelt and Muir, C1903
ROOSEVELT AND MUIR, c1903. President Theodore Roosevelt, center, and John Muir, with long beard, next to the President, at the foot of a redwood tree in California, c1903

Background imageGiant Collection: COMPARATIVE EMBRYOLOGY. Chart showing comparative embryology from a fish to a man

COMPARATIVE EMBRYOLOGY. Chart showing comparative embryology from a fish to a man, made by the Department of Comparative and Human Anatomy at the American Museum of Natural History, 1932

Background imageGiant Collection: Jack Johnson Boxer

Jack Johnson Boxer
JOHN ARTHUR JACK JOHNSON American boxer, known as the Galveston Giant : first black heavyweight champion of the world. Date: 1878 - 1946

Background imageGiant Collection: KING KONG, 1933

KING KONG, 1933

Background imageGiant Collection: NEW YORK: POLO GROUNDS. Crowd of baseball fans pouring onto the field at the Polo Grounds in New

NEW YORK: POLO GROUNDS. Crowd of baseball fans pouring onto the field at the Polo Grounds in New York City after attending the New York Giants final game, a 9-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates

Background imageGiant Collection: Redwood Trees, Sequoia National Park

Redwood Trees, Sequoia National Park

Background imageGiant Collection: Wyndham Colliery, Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, South Wales

Wyndham Colliery, Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, South Wales
A pre-1914 image of the Wyndham Colliery, Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, South Wales which opened in 1868. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageGiant Collection: Giant Octopus & US Diver

Giant Octopus & US Diver
A huge octopus nearly succeeds in overcoming American diver Martin Lund, but is eventually beaten off

Background imageGiant Collection: German and Norse Myth

German and Norse Myth
The God THOR, on his travels, meets the giant YMER who proceeds to tease him with magical illusions in a friendly sort of way

Background imageGiant Collection: Cave of Crystals, Naica Mine, Mexico

Cave of Crystals, Naica Mine, Mexico
^BCave of Crystals.^b Geologist in the Cave of Crystals (^ICueva de los Cristales^i) in Naica Mine, Chihuahua, Mexico. The crystals are the largest known in the world

Background imageGiant Collection: Bermuda - Humorous Greetings Postcard - Onion

Bermuda - Humorous Greetings Postcard - Onion
Blessed is the man who comes to Bermuda (The modern paradise) And is tempted to eat a sweet onion instead of a forbidden apple

Background imageGiant Collection: Roosevelt Cartoon, 1904

Roosevelt Cartoon, 1904
ROOSEVELT CARTOON, 1904. Jack and the Wall Street Giants. American lithograph cartoon by Udo Keppler, 1904, depicting a tiny President Theodore Roosevelt preparing to wield the sword of Public

Background imageGiant Collection: Monster Tsetse Fly, Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover

Monster Tsetse Fly, Amazing Stories Scifi Magazine Cover
THE EGGS FROM TANGANYIKA - A warship is attacked by a monster tsetse fly Date: 1926

Background imageGiant Collection: Jupiter

Jupiter, the fifth planet from the sun and the largest in the solar system. The planet has a rocky core but is mostly composed of liquid and gaseous hydrogen and helium

Background imageGiant Collection: Megalodon prehistoric shark

Megalodon prehistoric shark, artwork, hunting a school of fish. Megalodon, Carcharocles (Carcharodon) megalodon, lived between around 20 and 1.2 million years ago, and is known only from fossils

Background imageGiant Collection: Megalodon shark and great white

Megalodon shark and great white
Megalodon shark (Carcharodon megalodon), computer artwork. A great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is shown below it at the same scale

Background imageGiant Collection: 1812 Sloth skeleton by Cuvier

1812 Sloth skeleton by Cuvier
Skeleton of a three toad sloth, or Ai, copperplate engraving from Cuviers " Ossamens Fossiles" 1812. Cuvier saw that the key to understanding fossils was to relate their bones to animals

Background imageGiant Collection: Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren
Sir Gawain takes up the challenge. As instructed by the Green Knight, he swings the battleaxe and cuts off the Green Knights head. The head falls off and rolls towards the banqueting guests

Background imageGiant Collection: Observatory at Delhi

Observatory at Delhi
Observatory complex at Delhi

Background imageGiant Collection: HMS Habbakuk with HMS Indefatigable, 1946

HMS Habbakuk with HMS Indefatigable, 1946
Illustration showing the top secret design for HMS Habbakuk (centre), a giant aircraft-carrier built of ice and wood pulp, which was proposed as a secret weapon in the Second World War

Background imageGiant Collection: Thrilling Wonder Stories Scifi Magazine Cover, Giant Ants

Thrilling Wonder Stories Scifi Magazine Cover, Giant Ants
HANDS ACROSS THE VOID - The giant ants of Titan help the Earth travellers against their enemies




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"Unleashing the Power of Giants: From Mythical Creatures to Human Ingenuity" Step into a world where giants roam, both in folklore and reality. In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by William McLaren, we witness the epic encounter between a valiant knight and an imposing green giant. The tale reminds us that even heroes face formidable challenges. Speaking of giants, let's turn our gaze towards the stars. At Palomar Observatory, nestled among California's mountains, stands a colossal 200-inch telescope—a testament to humanity's quest for knowledge about our vast universe. But not all giants reside in distant realms or celestial bodies. Take Old Orkney Whiskey, for example—an elixir crafted with meticulous care over centuries. Each sip reveals flavors as rich and robust as the legendary Kraken attacking ships during stormy seas and can also be found within human creations like Da Vinci's crossbow—a marvel of engineering that showcases Leonardo's genius beyond his renowned artworks. Its intricate design embodies innovation on a grand scale. Yet sometimes giants emerge from nature itself—like the awe-inspiring giant octopus lurking beneath ocean depths. With its tentacles swirling gracefully through underwater kingdoms, it captivates our imagination with its mysterious presence. And who could forget Godzilla? This iconic creature from Japanese cinema has stomped its way into our hearts since its debut in 1954. A symbol of destruction and resilience combined, Godzilla reminds us that even monsters have their stories to tell. In another realm altogether lies Sir Gawain and his encounters with rabbits & hares—a whimsical twist on traditional tales where these small creatures take on larger-than-life roles alongside noble knights. As Theodore Roosevelt joins John Muir amidst towering trees in C1903 photographs, they embody two environmental giants whose efforts shaped conservation history forever—inspiring generations to protect our natural wonders. Even promotional recruitment cards for the U. S Navy depict sailors standing tall, ready to face the challenges of the sea.