William S. Fielding was a young reporter with the Halifax Morning Chronicle who scooped the world with details of the disaster. His fame would lead him into politics where he became Premier of Nova Scotia and subsequently federal Finance Minister.
Reference: Notman Studio Nova Scotia Archives accession no. 1983-310 #91952
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