(1815 - 1897)
Solomon Nunes Carvalho was a Jewish American photographer.
He was born in Charleston, South
Carolina, into a Jewish family of Spanish-Portuguese descent. Carvalho
worked as both a painter and a photographer. During the winter of 1853-54,
he accompanied the explorer John C. Frémont through the
territories of Kansas, Colorado, and Utah searching for a railroad route
to the Pacific Ocean. The daguerreotypes that Carvalho took on this expedition
no longer exist. It is believed that the copy daguerreotype of an Indian
village that came to the Library with the Brady collection was made
from one of Carvalho's daguerreotypes.
of Congress, Utah Artists Project