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Titanic Survivors: 1912

Titanic Survivors: 1912

April 22, 1912. Our second look at Lolo (Michel) and Edmond Navratil, survivors of the Titanic disaster whose father went down with the ship. View full size. Lolo, the last remaining male survivor of the Titanic sinking, died in 2001.

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Wow. So much to be read between the lines of their parents' story. Wow.

The older boy

Michel is holding what looks to be a glass paperweight, probably of the millifiori type.

The brothers

Wow, that's quite a story -- thanks for posting the link. Those poor boys, caught up in family drama and then this disaster. I wonder how hard it was for them to go back to Europe on another ocean liner...

Imagining what they've seen

I am deeply touched by this photo. The way the youngest one is holding his toy-cat makes the photo for me. What they had been through. Thanks for posting it.


The little stuffed cat is amazing--the detail shows you every bit of fuzz and hair! But what is the bigger boy holding? At first I thought it was just a ball, or maybe a snow globe. Gotta love that curly hair!

Lolo and Momon

Interesting article on the brothers at Encyclopedia Titanica.

Titanic Tots

So cute! They look like Cabbage Patch dolls!

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