Here are four more colossuses (colossi?) that I found in the Newberry Library collections in Chicago during the NEH summer program in 2014.
First, we have Teddy Roosevelt posing (looming?) over the Panama Canal project:
“In the nick of time,” from a [Scrapbook of political cartoons from American newspapers] circa 1890-1920. Newberry call number: scrapbook – oversize NC1420 .S37.
Next, we have Uncle Sam striking a similar pose over the same project, but this time on land rather than on ships:
“Uncle Sam: I’m afraid the jig is up, Panama; we are surrounded!” from a [Scrapbook of political cartoons from American newspapers] circa 1890-1920. Newberry call number: scrapbook – oversize NC1420 .S37.
And, saving the best for last (at least last for now), I give you “The Collossus [sic] of Roads” (pun intended) from the Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana:
“The Colossus,” 1766, showing William Pitt on stilts. Seen in Image of America in Caricature and Cartoon, Amon Carter Museum of Western Art, 1975, page 46.