Portrait of Henry Chappell, author of The Day, c.1920s?
4 0 c m
 
29cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Portrait of Henry Chappell, author of The Day, c.1920s?

Leaman, T.C.

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Description

Photograph by T.C. Leaman, The Corridor, Bath. Henry Chappell, 1874-1937 became famous over night with his poem 'The Day' published in the Daily Express on 22nd August 1914. It was translated into many languages. He became known as the 'Bath Railway Poet' as he was a porter on Bath Spa Station. He also wrote a book about the railway called 'Life on the Iron Road'. Unofficially it was suggested he should became the new Poet Laureate. He was friends with Rudyard Kipling and knew other famous poets of the time.
 

Artist / Photographer

 

Image Reference

39121
 

Collection Reference

Unknown
 

Original Width (mm)

87
 

Original Height (mm)

138
 

Collection Location

Bath Central Library
 

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