Friday Travel Photo: Titanic Survivors Louis and Lola
Today’s Friday travel photograph comes not from our own personal archives, but from the national repository at the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
Isn’t that just the best portrait ever?
From the Library of Congress:
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).
The Library of Congress has uploaded over 14,000 historic photographs to their Flickr account. Go take a peek. It’s great fun!