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Augustus A. Solomons photographs

Identifier: ahc.VIS337

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.


  • 1888


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.

Administrative/Biographical History

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.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2018.
Augustus A. Solomons photographs
Timothy Cole Hale
October 2018
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305