W. T. Stead

Original photograph taken by Charles Barker Howdill (1863–1941)

W.T Stead (1849–1912) at work. Newspaper editor and controversialist who perished on the RMS Titanic, 15 April 1912. Howdill noted ‘Colour photograph, done in the office and finished in 12 minutes, January 17 1912’. Stead was apparently quite impressed by Howdill’s feat, but died less than three months later. LEEDM.F.1993.0005.0114