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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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First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.76, First Baptist Church, front.' Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - First Baptist Church, Church Street.'
3.
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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Otranto Plantation, Club House
Otranto Plantation, Club House Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.46, Club House, Otranto, rear.' Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - fallen wall, Otranto Club House.'
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First (Scots) Presbyterian Church
First (Scots) Presbyterian Church Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. [Marked as] No.16, First Presbyterian Church [and] No.99, Rear of Scotch Church.' Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - First Presbyterian Church - side and rear view.'
6.
First (Scots) Presbyterian Church
First (Scots) Presbyterian Church Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.99, Rear of Scotch Church.' Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - Rear of First Presbyterian Church.'
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St. Luke's Episcopal Church
St. Luke's Episcopal Church Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886.' Possibly No.178, but corresponding captioning is missing. Handwritten on reverse: 'Formerly St. Luke's Episcopal now [New Tabernacle] Fourth Baptist Church, 22 Elizabeth Street.' Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - St. Luke's Episcopal Church.'
8.
Mariner's Church
Mariner's Church Caption: Cook's Earthquake View of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.151, Mariner's Church, interior.' Also, handwritten at bottom, front: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - Interior of Mariners' Church, on Church Street.'
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Mariner's Church
Mariner's Church Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.150, Mariner's Church, exterior." Also, handwritten at bottom of image: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - Mariners' Church, Church Street ? East Bay'
10.
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.
11.
Hibernian Hall
Hibernian Hall Charleston Earthquake scene. Copy of No.33 of Cook's Earthquake Views. Shows the damage to the porch of Hibernian Hall on Meeting Street.
12.
Ten Mile Hill, fissure
Ten Mile Hill, fissure Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.51, Wide fissure, Ten Mile Hill.' Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - Large geyser near Ten Mile Hill.'
13.
Rutledge Street, tent village
Rutledge Street, tent village Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.86, tents, Rutledge St[reet] Terrace.' Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Charleston Earthquake views - tents on Rutledge Terrace.'
14.
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'
15.
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].
16.
Vendue Range
Vendue Range Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.25, Vendue Range.' Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - Vendue Range, foot of Queen St. near the wharf.' Sign for John Werner visible. Charleston city directory for 1886 shows business at 27 Vendue Range.
17.
Citadel Green
Citadel Green Charleston Earthquake scene. Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Citadel Green. Erecting Tents.'
18.
First (Scots) Presbyterian Church
First (Scots) Presbyterian Church Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.99, Rear of Scotch Church.' First (Scots) Presbyterian Church on Meeting Street.
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First (Scots) Presbyterian Church
First (Scots) Presbyterian Church Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.16, First Presbyterian Church.'
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Second Presbyterian Church
Second Presbyterian Church Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.81, Flinn's Church.' Handwritten notation next to it and at bottom, front: '2nd Presbyterian Church.'