Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.8, U.S. Court House.' Written on bottom, at front: 'Charleston Earthquake scene - United States Court House, Meeting Street.'
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. Charleston Jail and cracked wall, unsafe and condemned.'