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Peckham Postcards

About this project

A pool of water on Peckham Rye sparked a search for the lost River Peck. Confirming suspicions that the pool was on the course of the old river bed, Loraine made a series of Peckham Postcards. Reminiscent of Victorian lantern slides, these translucent tiles map the disappearance of the river visible in 1760 and market gardens depicted in 1842, and the development of Peckham from small village to urban suburb with the advent of rail by the 1890’s, to the vibrant city hotspot of today.

Pricing

£25 — £350

Keywords

Porcelain, postcard, map, lost rivers, peckham

Peckham Postcard
Photographer: Loraine Rutt
Translucent porcelain tile mapping the lost River Peck and the Surrey Canal. From Stanfords map 1842
Peckham Postcard
Photographer: Loraine Rutt
Translucent tile mapping the lost River Peck. From John Roque Map of Surrey 1768
Peckham Clay Postcard
Photographer: Loraine Rutt
Using clay sourced 50m from the studio door, this map shows Peckham, with the lost River Peck. From Stanfords 1842 map of London.
Peckham Lights
Photographer: Loraine Rutt
Tea light holders that illuminate a map of Peckham.
Peckham Topography and Peckham Clay Globe
Photographer: Loraine Rutt
Stripping back the built environment from contemporary Ordnance Survey Map reveals the underlying landscape.

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