Solomon Nunes Carvalho

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Solomon Nunes Carvalho

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
Death: Died in Pleasantville, Westchester County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Nunes Carvalho and Sarah Carvalho
Husband of Judith Henriques Carvalho and Sarah Miriam Carvalho
Father of Batsheba Carvalho; Emanuel Nunes Carvalho, Rev.; David Nunes Carvalho; Isaac Nunes Carvalho; Rebecca Bassan and 4 others
Brother of Emanuel Nunes Carvalho; Julia Carvalho; Sarah Carvalho; Isaac Carvalho; Miriam Nunes Osorio and 1 other

Occupation: Artist
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Solomon Nunes Carvalho

Solomon was an hired to accompany General (then Colonel) John Charles Frémont and to document his last expedition westward during the winter of 1853-4. See his account in _Incidents of Travel and Adventure in the Far West With Col. Fremont's Last Expedition Across the Rocky Mountains; including three months' residence in Utah, and a perilous trip across the Great American Desert to the Pacific, by S. N. Carvalho, artist to the expedition, 1856._

http://216.247.171.108/WildWest/Carvalho/index.html

Although Frémont and Carvalho emerged from the wilderness with over 300 daguerreotypes, the expedition has been practically lost to history, since it produced no written report and the daguerreotypes were destroyed in a warehouse fire in 1881. Fortunately, 34 images survived in the form of engravings made from daguerreotype prints. (From Frick exhibit of re-creation of Solomon's daguerrotypes lost in a fire in 1881. Artist is Robert Shlaer - http://www.frickart.org/programs/exhibitions/detail/58.html)

In 1854, just 200 years after the first Sephardim arrived in Niew Amsterdam, Carvalho opened a photographic studio in a building owned by the Labatt brothers, Samuel K. and Joseph, the only Sephardim in town at that time. (from "The Sephardic Experience," http://www.sefarad.org/publication/lm/040/10.html)

Solomon's birthplace is listed as "Bridgetown, Barbadoes" in the marriage announcement published in "The Occident and American Jewish Advocate," Vol. 3, No. 8, Nov. 1845., in http://www.jewish-history.com/Occident/volume3/nov1845/news.html

LDS records and the Library of Congress list Solomon Nunes Carvalho's birthplace as Charleston, South Carolina. His occupation is listed in the 1880 census as "steam heating" (??). At that time he and family were living in New York City.

His year of birth is listed as 1813 in Peter Ross' _A History of Long Island..._, p. 292.

See additional reportage on Solomon in http://www.daguerreotype.com/c_table.htm

http://www.jmaw.org/solomon-nunes-carvalho-early-jewish-community-pioneer-artist-photographer/

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Solomon Nunes Carvalho's Timeline

1765
1765
London, UK
1768
August 3, 1768
London, UK
1770
November 14, 1770
London, UK
1784
1784
London, UK
1815
1815
Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
1845
October 15, 1845
Age 30
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1848
September 29, 1848
Age 33
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1852
September 23, 1852
Age 37
Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
1853
January 12, 1853
Age 38
Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
1856
January 1856
Age 41
Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA