Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Series No.2. No.182, Porch of Lazarus House.' Hassell Street. Charleston city directory for 1886 shows Mrs. B.D. Lazarus at 64 Hassell 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.
Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Series No.2. No.167, rear of residence of Geo. [George] W. Williams, Jr.' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows George W. Williams, Jr. at 2 Atlantic Street.
Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No. 55, Major R.C. Gilchrist, Bee St[reet].' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows Robert C. Gilchrist at 12 Bee Street.
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.
Charleston Earthquake scene, residence on Ashley Street. Handwritten on reverse: 'The residence of the Mayor of Charleston shattered by the Earthquake, Aug[us]t 31st 1886 and occupied by the Mayor's family unitl May 1887. Courtnay's [sic] residence. E.V.V. made bust of this man.'
Charleston Earthquake scene. Labeled 'Old Hospital' in lower left corner, with 'Trapman Street' handwritten at bottom, front. Additional note on reverse: 'See Cook No.189 [from Series 2, which is captioned as 'Ruins of Colored hospital.']