Augustus A. Solomons photographs
Scope and Content
This collection contains photographs taken by Augustus A. Solomons of the interior and exterior of his home, as well as photographs of him and his daughters.
- Solomons, Augustus A. (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use
This material is protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.
Augustus Aurelius Solomons (1829-1891) was born in Sumter, South Carolina, to Mark Solomons (1774-1837) and Rachel Rodrigues Solomons (1799-1855). His parents moved from Charleston, South Carolina to Sumter, South Carolina, around 1820 and are believed to be the town's first Jewish settlers. Augustus Solomons married Kate Cohen (1833-1876) in 1852 in Savannah, Georgia, and they had five children: Kate Cecile (1853-1930); Augusta Isabel (1856-1936); Aurelius Aaron (1857-1858); Jacob Theodore, Jr. (1859-1940); Rosalie Eliza (September 24, 1862 - October 8, 1862); and Maude Cohen (1863-1951). Solomons took over his father's mercantile business with his brother, Jacob Theodore Solomons (1825-1875), in 1847 under the name J.T. Solomons and Company. After their brother Edward Solomons (1822-1895) and J.B. Roach joined the company in 1849, they changed the name of the business to Solomons and Company. By 1860 the business dissolved and each brother started his own establishment. Augustus retired in 1890. Augustus' daughters inherited his estate, which they used to create the Solomons Home for the Aged located on North Guignard Drive.
11 image(s) (11 cabinet cards)
VIS 337 was previously catalogued as SOL.
This collection was reprocessed in 2018.
- Architecture, Domestic -- South Carolina -- Sumter
- Houses -- 1880-1890
- Interior decoration -- South Carolina
- Jewish businesspeople -- United States -- History -- 19th century
- Jewish photographers
- Photographers -- South Carolina -- Sumter
- Solomons, Augusta I.
- Solomons, Augustus A.
- Solomons, Kate Cecelia
- Solomons, Maude C.
- Sumter County (S.C.)
- Augustus A. Solomons photographs
- Timothy Cole Hale
- October 2018
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid is written in English.