Louis & Lola ?-- TITANIC survivors (LOC)

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Louis & Lola ?-- TITANIC survivors

[1912 April]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from negative.
Photo taken before the 'orphans' of the Titanic were fully identified. The boys are French brothers Michel (age 4) and Edmond Navratil (age 2). To board the ship, their father assumed the name Louis Hoffman and used their nicknames, Lolo and Mamon. Their father died in the disaster of the RMS TITANIC, which struck an iceberg in April 1912 and sank, killing more than 1,500 people. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2008)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.11222

Call Number: LC-B2- 2486-15

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  1. Zara Duffy [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

    Such a sad story :(

  2. Nuragic Man~A bit busy 49 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ***All beautiful shots and many more. (Invited photos only).*, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


  3. Nuragic Man~A bit busy 49 months ago | reply

    I bambini furono riconosciuti dalla madre, rimasta in Europa e così tornarono da lei.

    The children were recognized by his mother, remained in Europe and so returned to her.

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ***People, costumes & customs no limits {Admin invite only} , and we'd love to have this added to the group!


  4. o'dickn 48 months ago | reply


  5. ooh mamma mia 47 months ago | reply

    What a gem !!!!

  6. "Maddy" [deleted] 47 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Double Beauty, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  7. Rita was here...but not so much anymore 45 months ago | reply

    What a tragic story with a happy ending for the boys and their mother.

  8. Wystan 45 months ago | reply

    Two more Bain/LOC photos of the tiny Titanic survivors:

  9. grytlappar 42 months ago | reply

    The younger child is so amazingly cute. She has a little stuffed tiger!

  10. miss insomnia tulip 39 months ago | reply

    fascinatingly tragic

    Great Capture!

    All Things TITANIC! Post 1, Comment 3

  11. Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) 39 months ago | reply

    Michel Marcel Navratil, Jr. (June 12, 1908 – January 30, 2001), was one of the last survivors of the sinking of the RMS Titanic on April 15, 1912. Michel, along with his brother, Edmond Navratil (1910-1953), were known as the Titanic Orphans, having been the only children rescued without a parent or guardian. He was the last male survivor of the Titanic.


  12. Liam Norris1 27 months ago | reply

    Great shot with so much history, lovely.

  13. mgw_wgw 27 months ago | reply

    Poor sweet little innocents.
    Seen on blog.flickr.net ( ?² )

  14. naughty-pandy 24 months ago | reply

    beautiful kids, such a sad story but they were young so they would have gotten over it better than the adult survivors :)
    I love "old" stuff, wish I could go back in time and take a tour aboard the titanic!

  15. Conoetais 19 months ago | reply

    Poor kids, I hope they had a good life.

  16. fotoviva 18 months ago | reply

    Very cute but heartbreaking to know their father died on the Titanic :(

  17. katerinasitidou 10 months ago | reply

    μακαρι να ειχαν μια ομορφη ζωη λυπηθηκα παρα πολυ με αυτην την ιστορια παροτι ειμαι λιγο μικρ θα προσπαθισω να βρω πολλες πληροφοριες και αργοτερα θα στοχευσω στο ποιο παραξενο θεμα στο οποιο γρεμιστηκε και ο τιτανικος αναρωτιεμαι κιολας αν εχουν καποια σχεση με το τριγωνο των βερμουδων

  18. katerinasitidou 10 months ago | reply

    η lola εχει μια υπεροχη γατουλα

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