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.
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.']
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.'
Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.67, G.W. Williams, Jr., Atlantic Street.' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows George W. Williams, Jr. at 2 Atlantic 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.