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: 'South Carolina.--The recent earthquakes at Charleston--typical scenes of the calamity. From sketches by C. Upham--see page 71. 1. Scene on the stairway of the Charleston Hotel during a shock. 2. Taking down St. Philip's Steeple. 3. Scene on Marion Square, opposite the Citadel--a city of tents.' [full date September 18, 1886.]
Main caption: 'Incidents of the Earthquake at Charleston.--drawn by Schell and Hogan.--[see page 590.]' Caption top left: 'In front of the Charleston Hotel.' Caption top right: 'looking over the roofs.' Caption middle: 'A camp on the East Battery.' Caption bottom left: 'The front wall gone.' Caption bottom center: 'In a rich man's garden.' Caption bottom right: ' On the track.' [full date September 11, 1886.]