Elliott Street

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Photograph showing the damage from the earthquake that occurred on August 31, 1886 to the buildings on Elliott Street. Several children can be seen lined up and standing off to the left while some stand in the middle. A man is visible in the background. Possibly mislabeled - has handwritten on reverse, "Elliott St" and "Cook #120" [from series 2]. While this scene is very similar to Cook's Series 2, No.120, Elliott Street, it is slightly different but still recognizable as Elliott 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.