Amherst Street, Christopher Belser House

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Photograph showing the damage from the earthquake that occurred on August 31, 1886 to the Christopher Belser House at 2 Amherst Street located on the corner of Amherst and East Bay Streets. Caption on reverse reads,"Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.84, Corner Bay and Amherst St."
George LaGrange Cook was a well-known photographer in Charleston who photographed the destruction of the 1886 earthquake soon after it happened, producing a series of images titled "Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity" that could be purchased as souvenirs.