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Charleston Museum Earthquake Photographs

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Meeting Street, Pringle Smith residence
Meeting Street, Pringle Smith residence Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.59, Pringle Smith, Meeting Street.' Written on front, at bottom: 'Earthquake scene Charleston, So.Ca.'
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East Battery, Holmes residence
East Battery, Holmes residence Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.65, _____ Holmes, East Battery.' Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - Holmes residence, East Battery.' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows Charles R. Holmes, Jr., at 19 East Battery.
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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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Church Street, Mrs. M.A. Snowden residence
Church Street, Mrs. M.A. Snowden residence Caption: 'Charleston Earthquake. Photographs by Dr. E.P. Howland, taken on his visit to Charleston and the earthquake region of Ten Mile Hill and Summervile. Over 150 Photographs were taken. House of Mrs. Snowden, President of Confederate Home.'
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East Battery, Ravenel residence
East Battery, Ravenel residence Caption: 'Charleston Earthquake. Photographs by Dr. E.P. Howland, taken on his visit to Charleston and the earthquake region of Ten Mile Hill and Summervile. Over 150 Photographs were taken. House of Mr. Ravenell [sic], President Northeastern R.R.'
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Ashley Street, Mayor Courtenay's residence
Ashley Street, Mayor Courtenay's residence 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.'
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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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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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East Battery, Ravenel residence
East Battery, Ravenel residence Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.62, Wm. [William] Ravenel, East Battery, front.' Written on front, at bottom: 'Earthquake scene, Charleston, So.Ca. - Ravenel House'
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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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Meeting Street, Inglesby residence
Meeting Street, Inglesby residence Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.114, residence Col. Inglesby.' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows Charles Inglesby at 20 Meeting Street.
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Meeting Street, J.M. Wilson residence
Meeting Street, J.M. Wilson residence Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.60, J.M. Wilson, Meeting St.' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows James M. Wilson at 39 Meeting Street.
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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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Broad Street, Bishop Northrup's residence
Broad Street, Bishop Northrup's residence Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.40, Bishop's house, Broad Street.' Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - Bishop Northrup's Residence.' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows Bishop Henry P. Northrop at 114 Broad Street.
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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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Market Street
Market Street Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.24, Market Street, north side.' Charleston Port Society building is pictured. Written on front, at bottom: 'View on Market St. at Charleston, S.C. after the Earthquake.'
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Market Street
Market Street Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.115, Corner [of] Market and Anson Streets.' Sign on building reads: 'Ship & Family Groceries.' Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake view - cor. Market and Anson sts.'
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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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State Street
State Street Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.135, Corner State and Chalmers Streets.' Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake views - ruins cor[ner] Chalmers & State Str.'
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George Street
George Street Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.116, wreck in George Street.' Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake view - Ruins in George St.'