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Charleston Museum Earthquake Photographs

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21 King Street
21 King Street Charleston Earthquake scene. Sign at bottom of image: 'Mr. August Melm's room, 21 King Street.' Also, written on front, at bottom: 'Earthquake - Charleston S.C. 1886.' Charleston city directory for 1886 lists August Melm, a local attorney, as boarding at 21 King Street.
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Wilson Street
Wilson Street Charleston Earthquake scene. Residence on Wilson Street.
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Ten Mile Hill, geyser
Ten Mile Hill, geyser Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly No.54 of Cook's Earthquake Views. Round geyser at Ten Mile Hill.
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Wentworth Street
Wentworth Street Charleston Earthquake Scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake Views, No.56, Alderman Murray's residence, Wentworth Street.' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows Andrew B. Murray at 175 Wentworth.
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Tradd Street, Kenney residence
Tradd Street, Kenney residence Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake Views. No.68, John Kenney, Tradd Street. Charleston city directory for 1886 shows listing for John B. Kenney at 142 Tradd.
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Post Office
Post Office Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly from Dr. E.P. Howland's series. Charleston Post Office (Exchange Building) shored up by timbers. [Copy]
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Post Office
Post Office Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake views, No.74, wreck in rear of Post Office, showing shell hole made during the war.'
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Post Office
Post Office Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake views, No.10, Post Office.' Typed on image at top: 'Old Post Office (Exchange Bldg).'
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Otranto Plantation, Club House
Otranto Plantation, Club House Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake views, No.45, Club house, Otranto, front.
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Meeting Street, African-American school house
Meeting Street, African-American school house Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake Views. No.39, Colored school house, Meeting Street [captioning missing, handwritten note references that line].
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King Street
King Street Charleston Earthquake Scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake Views, No.20, King Street above Broad Street.
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Exchange Street
Exchange Street Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake views, No.28, Exchange Street.
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East Bay Street
East Bay Street Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake views, No.31, Tenement houses on East Bay. Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - house on East Bay near Tradd.' Sign on building at left, reads: 'Ship & Family Groceries' known to be at the corner of East Bay and Queen. Sign on building at right, reads: '65' and possibly 'Sahlmann.' 1886 Charleston city directory lists L. Sahlmann, Hay & Grain, at 83 East Bay.
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East Battery, Ravenel residence
East Battery, Ravenel residence Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake Views, no.63. William Ravenel, East Battery, rear. Written on front, at bottom: 'Wm Ravenel's, East Battery.'
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College of Charleston
College of Charleston Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake Views. Series No.2. No.169, College of Charleston, front [captioning missing, 'Cook No.169' handwritten on reverse].
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Calhoun Street
Calhoun Street Charleston Earthquake Scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake Views, Series No.2, No.102. Ruins on Calhoun Street.
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Accomodation Wharf
Accomodation Wharf Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake views, No.157, scene near Accomodation Wharf. Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake Scene - ruins on Accomodation Wharf.' Charleston city directory for 1886 lists Accomodation Wharf as opposite 176 East Bay Street.
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Bedon's Alley
Bedon's Alley Charleston Earthquake Scene. Possibly copy of Cook's Earthquake Views (Series No.2) No.121, Bedon's Alley.
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Ten Mile Hill, fissure
Ten Mile Hill, fissure Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly a copy of one of Cook's Earthquake Views. Three men and a boy standing near a fissure at Ten Mile Hill.
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Charleston Hotel
Charleston Hotel Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly a copy of No.11 of Cook's Earthquake Views. Shows damage to the Charleston Hotel, demolished in 1960, which stood at 200 Meeting Street. 'Charleston Hotel, Hayne & Pinckney' is typewritten onto the image. Hayne and Pinckney Streets were two of the boundary streets that surrounded the hotel.
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