Print Advertisement from 1912 This ad for Wailes, Dove & Co's Bitumastic's anti-corrosive covering, placed in The Marine Engineer and Naval Architect in March 1912 mentions "The largest vessels afloat: White Star Liners R.M.S. Olympic and Titanic (45,000 tons)."
The illustrated papers of the day were picture-heavy, with teams of artists and reporters working on witness interviews, features, and other human interest angles. Two editions of now-defunct British periodical The Sphere led with the Titanic disaster in the following weeks. The first casts London's ubiquitous newspaper sellers as "modern messengers of death".