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Charleston Museum Earthquake Photographs

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Wilson Street
Wilson Street Charleston Earthquake scene. Residence on Wilson Street.
2.
chasm to left of South Carolina railroad
chasm to left of South Carolina railroad Charleston Earthquake scene. Handwritten on reverse: '9 mile bottom - South Carolina railroad - chasm on left. Track was originally a tangent. Caused by earthquake, 1886. Track cut of line.'
3.
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.
4.
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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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.