City of Regina Archives Photograph Collection, CORA-RPL-H-2

Title: People at the Leader Building
Date: 1884
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Extent: 1 B&W print; 165 cm x 25 cm
Scope and Content Note: A group of people standing in front of the Leader Building
Access Restrictions: None
Parent fonds/collection: RPL Photograph Collection
Historical Note: Nicholas Flood Davin's biggest journalistic coup came with the trial of Louis Riel in 1885. When the trial began, Davin began producing daily editions of the Leader so that other Canadian newspapers would carry excerpts from his paper. His greatest achievement, however, came when he snuck into the jail to get an exclusive interview with the Metis leader. Davin, like all other reporters, had been refused an interview with Riel by authorities. He did not let this stop him, however; disguised as a priest coming to give Riel his last-rites, Davin conducted an interview with Riel in French right under the nose of the Anglophone guard.



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