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.'
Postcard of the Custom House in Charleston. Back of postcard reads: "Built in 1850. Building is of White Marble of the Roman-Corinthian style of architecture. It houses a number of Government Bureaus. Located on the Cooper River."
Postcard of the Custom House in Charleston. Back of postcard reads: "The building is of white marble situated just south of the Market. It was once employed by the officers of the Customs and the United States Courts, but is now occuped by the Weather Bureau as well as the Customs Department."
Postcard of Charleston's City Hall. Back of postcard reads: "Located at N.E. corner Meeting and Broad Streets. Built in 1801 as United States Bank and exchanged in 1818 for old Post Office Building. Noted for its priceless collection of historic relics, busts and paintings, among the latter Trumbull's portrait of General George Washington."
Chamber of Commerce in Charleston, S.C. Back of postcard reads: "The oldest Chamber of Commerce in the United States. Founded in 1773. The building was erected in 1784. Used as a bank, then a library, and later by the Charleston Chamber of Commerce."
Postcard of Charleston's City Hall. Back of postcard reads: "It is at the corner of Broad and Meeting Streets and is occupied by the Mayor, the Council and the Clerk of Council. It contains a number of portraits and busts of historic importance."
Postcard shows four images of the public buildings located on all corners of the intersection of Meeting Street and Broad Street. Back of postcard reads: "Called by the late Robert Ripley as a 'Believe It or Not' Corner of Four Laws St. Michael's Church, 1752, Law of God. City Hall, second oldest in United States, built 1801, Law of the City. County Court House, erected in 1792 on the foundations of first South Carolina State House, Law of the State. United States Post Office, 1896, Law of the Country. Unique, four laws together at one intersection, as noted by Robert Ripley, a frequent visitor to Charleston, 'America's Most HIstoric City'."