Child survivors of the Titanic

Taken in New York, New York USA in .

Two child survivors of the sinking of the Titanic. Their names were believe to be Louis & Lola but their surnames were unknown. Because of the confusion surrounding the ship's passenger list (some people didn't show up for the cruise and others used aliases) there were a lot of inaccuracies in identifying people and about the number of dead.

Louis & Lola ?--TITANIC survivors
1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.
Photo taken before the 'orphans' of the Titanic were correctly identified and returned to their mother. 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)
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