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Charleston Museum Earthquake Photographs

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Coming Street, Robson residence
Coming Street, Robson residence Written on reverse: 'House in which young Mr. Robson was killed. Two young ladies were buried in the ruins were rescued. Coming near Cannon.' Possibly from Cook's Earthquake Views, No.132, residence of J.N. Robson, from west. Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake view. Residence of Mr. J.N. Robson, whose eldest son was killed.' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows James N. Robson at 200 Coming Street.
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St. Michael's Church and Police Station
St. Michael's Church and Police Station St.Michael's Church, at left, and Police Station, at right.
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Goose Creek Church
Goose Creek Church Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Goose Creek Church.'
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Marion Square
Marion Square Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Earthquake ruins. Marion Square. Charleston, So.Ca.'
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Marion Square, tent village
Marion Square, tent village Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - Marion Square - Citadel Academy in rear.' Tent village populated primarily by African-Americans. Policeman standing to the right.
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College of Charleston
College of Charleston Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - Charleston College.'
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26 East Battery, C.H. Drayton residence
26 East Battery, C.H. Drayton residence Charleston Earthquake scene. Written on reverse: 'Residence of C.H. Drayton. 26 East Battery. S.W. corner of Atlantic. 1886 Earthquake.'
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Prioleau Street
Prioleau Street Charleston Earthquake scene. Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake Scene - ruins of cotton warehouse on Prioleau St.'
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Police Station
Police Station Charleston Earthquake scene. Written on reverse: 'Down town Guard house. South west corner [of] Meeting and Broad Sts., Charleston, S.C.'
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Market Street, Sailors' Home
Market Street, Sailors' Home Charleston Earthquake scene. Written on front, at bottom: 'Sailor's Home, Charleston, S.C. after the Earthquake.' Sign at top of building reads: 'Charleston Port Society.'
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King Street
King Street Charleston Earthquake Scene. Written on image: 'Ruins King St.'
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Jail
Jail Charleston Earthquake scene. Written on front, at bottom: 'Rear of the Charleston Jail.'
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East Bay Street, Commercial Wharf and Cotton Press Co.
East Bay Street, Commercial Wharf and Cotton Press Co. Charleston Earthquake scene. Written on front, at bottom: 'Commercial Cotton Press, East Bay.' Charleston city directory for 1886 lists Commercial Wharf and Cotton Press, Co. on East Bay Street and Longitude Lane.
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East Bay Street
East Bay Street Charleston Earthquake scene. Written on front, at bottom: 'Wm M. Bird & Co. East Bay & Cumberland St.' Sign on building reads: '205, Wm. M. Bird & Co' and '203, Wm E. Holmes.'
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East Battery, Edmondston Alston House
East Battery, Edmondston Alston House Charleston Earthquake scene. Written on reverse: 'East Battery, just below Atlantic Street. Edmonston [sic] House, later the Charles Alston residence. Now (1947) the residence of J.J. Pringle Smith. Old Holmes house on left. Earthquake of 1886 - Charleston, S.C.'
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Broad Street
Broad Street Charleston Earthquake scene. Written on front, at bottom: 'Broad St.' Image shows The News and Courier. Charleston city directory for 1886 lists it at 19 Broad Street.
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Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Wharf Charleston Earthquake scene. Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - warehouse on Atlantic Wharf.' Charleston city directory for 1886 lists Atlantic Wharf at the rear of the Post Office.
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Washington Square, tent village
Washington Square, tent village Charleston Earthquake scene. Tent village in Washington Square (also known as City Hall Park).
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Washington Square, tent village
Washington Square, tent village Charleston Earthquake scene. Tent village in Washington Square (also known as City Hall Park).
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Hampsted Mall, tent village
Hampsted Mall, tent village Charleston Earthquake scene. Tent village in Hampsted Mall.
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