Edward Harland, founder of shipbuilders Harland & Wolff, late 19th century.
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Portrait of Sir Edward J Harland (1831-1896) who in 1858 founded the Belfast shipbuilding firm which later became Harland & Wolff. His partner was Gustav William Wolff (1834-1913). Harland & Wolff built warships and Atlantic liners including the ill-fated 'Titanic' which sank with the los of over 1500 lives after hitting an iceberg. Illustration from 'The White Star triple-screw Atlantic liners 'Olympic' and 'Titanic', 45,000 tons : the largest steamships in the world', published in Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1911.