Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Series No.2. No.170, Buist residence, Rutledge Street.' Written on front, at bottom: Buist Residence, 43 Rutledge St.' Charleston city directory for 1886 shows listing for Samuel S. Buist at 43 Rutledge Avenue.
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.
Caption: 'Charleston Earthquake. Photographs by Dr. E.P. Howland, taken on his visit to Charleston and the earthquake region of Ten Mile Hill and Summerville. Over 150 photographs were taken. Orphans and tents in which they lived.' Written on front, at bottom: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - orphans, standing the yard of the Orphan House.'
Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.129, College as torn down.' Handwritten at bottom, front: 'Charleston Earthquake views - Charleston College. Both wings gone.'