Solomon Nunes Carvalho

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Solomon Nunes Carvalho

Birthplace: Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Pleasantville, Westchester County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Nunes Carvalho and Sarah Carvalho
Husband of Sarah Miriam Carvalho
Father of David Nunes Carvalho; Jacob Solis Carvalho; Charity Solis Marshuetz and Solomon Solis Carvalho
Brother of Emanuel Nunes Carvalho; Julia Carvalho; Rachel Carvalho; Sarah Carvalho; Clara Nunes Hyams and 5 others

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

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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._

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 -

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,"

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

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.

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Solomon Nunes Carvalho's Timeline

April 27, 1815
Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, United States
October 15, 1845
Age 30
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
September 29, 1848
Age 33
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
September 23, 1852
Age 37
Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA
January 12, 1853
Age 37
Baltimore County, Maryland, United States
January 1856
Age 40
Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
May 21, 1897
Age 82
Pleasantville, Westchester County, New York, United States
May 21, 1897
Age 82