Bedons Alley

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Photograph showing the damage from the earthquake that occurred on August 31, 1886 to buildings in Bedons Alley. In the background several children are visible standing in a line, posing for the photographer, and to the left, a small group of children can be seen sitting on a pile of bricks. The caption on reverse reads, "Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No. 121, Bedoin's [sic] Alley".

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.