Broad Street

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Photograph showing the damage from the earthquake that occurred on August 31, 1886 to businesses of Walker, Evans & Cogswell and the Etiwan Co. on Broad Street. Caption on reverse reads, "Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No. 133, 5 and 7 Broad street."
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.

Caption: 'Cook's Earthquake Views of Charleston and Vicinity. Taken after the 31st of August, 1886. No.133, 5 and 7 Broad Street.' Written on front, at bottom: 'Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Broad St.' Charleston City Directory for 1886 shows Walker, Evans & Cogswell at 3-5 Broad Street. Etiwan[Phosphate] Company is at 7 Broad.