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The Peter Nurkse Digital Collection (1846-1906, bulk 1906) is a small collection of digital images donated by Peter Nurkse. The collection contains digital reproductions of the works of early California artists' D.H Goddar and C.R. Parson's and well-known California photographer George Lawrence (1868-1938).Lawrence is best known for his early aerial photography. Lawrence designed his own large-format cameras that specialized in aerial views. Lawrence photographed San José, Santa Cruz County, and San Francisco in the early 20th century. This collection represents his work covering the post-disaster of the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco. After taking aerial shots of San Francisco, he traveled south, photographing San Jose, Santa Cruz, Salinas, and Pacific Grove. The collection is arranged into a single series: Series I: California Photographs and Art 1846-1906 (bulk 1906).