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.
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.
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.