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Charleston Museum Earthquake Photographs

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(Fire) Engine House, No.1
(Fire) Engine House, No.1 Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Series No.2. No.161, Engine House No.1. Chalmers Street.'
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(Fire) Engine House, No.5
(Fire) Engine House, No.5 Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.35, No.5 Engine House.'
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119 Meeting Street
119 Meeting Street Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.139, 119 Meeting Street, front.'
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119 Meeting Street
119 Meeting Street Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.140, 119 Meeting Street, rear.'
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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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25 Legare Street
25 Legare Street Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.92, No.25 Legare 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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3 Meeting Street
3 Meeting Street Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.113, No.3 Meeting Street.'
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[Elliott Street]
[Elliott Street] Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity.' Possibly mislabeled, may be from Cook's Series 2, No.120, Elliott Street.
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Accomodation Wharf
Accomodation Wharf 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.
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Adger's Wharf
Adger's Wharf Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Series No.2. No.159, Storehouses Adger's Wharf.' Charleston city directory for 1886 lists Adger's Wharf as opposite Tradd Street on East Bay.
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Alexander Street, residence
Alexander Street, residence Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Series No.2. No.186, Residence on Alexander Street.'
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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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Ashley Street, Mayor Courtenay's residence
Ashley Street, Mayor Courtenay's residence Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.90, Residence, Mayor Courtenay.' Also, handwritten on reverse: 'Ashley & Montagu [Streets].'
15.
Atlantic Street, G.W. Williams, Jr. residence
Atlantic Street, G.W. Williams, Jr. residence 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.
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Atlantic Street, G.W. Williams, Jr. residence
Atlantic Street, G.W. Williams, Jr. residence 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.
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Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Wharf Charleston Earthquake scene. Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - warehouse on Atlantic Wharf.' Charleston city directory for 1886 lists Atlantic Wharf at the rear of the Post Office.
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Atlantic Wharf
Atlantic Wharf Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.125, Scene near Atlantic Wharf.' Charleston city directory for 1886 lists Atlantic Wharf at the rear of the Post Office.
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Bagging Factory
Bagging Factory Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.38, Bagging Factory, East end.' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows the office of the Charleston Bagging Manufacturing Company at 110 East Bay. Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake Scene - Rear of Bagging Factory.'
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Beaufain Street
Beaufain Street Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Series No.2. No.179, Ruins Beaufain Street.'