1886 Charleston Earthquake Photographs


This collection is comprised of 15 photographs documenting the destruction Charleston, South Carolina, suffered as a result of the August 1886 earthquake. Locations in the photos include King Street, Market Street, and Hibernian Hall. The massive earthquake occurred on August 31, 1886.

Please, also visit the online exhibit, “Faults and Fractures: The Medical Response to the Charleston Earthquake of 1886.”