Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.27, Hayne Street - ruins of three large buildings.' Sign on column at left reads: 'Charleston Bag Factory.' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows a bag factory at 15-19 Hayne Street.
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. 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.