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. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake views, No.31, Tenement houses on East Bay. Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - house on East Bay near Tradd.' Sign on building at left, reads: 'Ship & Family Groceries' known to be at the corner of East Bay and Queen. Sign on building at right, reads: '65' and possibly 'Sahlmann.' 1886 Charleston city directory lists L. Sahlmann, Hay & Grain, at 83 East Bay.
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.
Charleston Earthquake scene. Possibly from Cook's Earthquake views, No.157, scene near Accomodation Wharf. Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake Scene - ruins on Accomodation Wharf.' Charleston city directory for 1886 lists Accomodation Wharf as opposite 176 East Bay Street.
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.']