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Bamforth and Company Limited - original artwork
Original artwork created by Bamforth and Company Limited.

This catalogue data was created by Kirklees Museums and Galleries.

Disclaimer: These primary artworks reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. Some of the designs of this period, including those created by black, Asian and minority ethnic or female artists, feature words, phrases, "dialect" portrayals and artistic depictions that can be considered offensive and demeaning. The University of Huddersfield does not endorse the views expressed in such designs, but is presenting this aspect of UK history in order to enable hidden narratives to be uncovered and to strengthen the coverage of under-represented or hidden narratives or unheard/disregarded voices.
  • BAM/1/10

    MAY FAITHFUL FRIENDS AND HAPPY DAYS, BE YOUR GOOD FORTUNE - ALWAYS! Item

    1958-
    Finished photographic calendar. Image depicts a dog in some heather. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;cute dog;heather

    complete


    printed
    bottom of image
    MAY FAITHFUL FRIENDS AND HAPPY DAYS, BE YOUR GOOD FORTUNE - ALWAYS!
    caption

    card

    height;width
    140mm;195mm

    10
    printed
    artist


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  • BAM/1/100

    SORRY FIDO, BUT WE REALLY MUST // START THE NEW YEAR CLEAN! Item

    1952-
    Finished photographic calendar. Image depicts a naked young child puring water from a watering can onto a puppy. Caption at base.
    calendar;whimsical
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;puppy;watering can
    child

    complete


    printed
    bottom
    SORRY FIDO, BUT WE REALLY MUST // START THE NEW YEAR CLEAN!
    caption

    card

    height;width
    175mm;135mm

    100
    painted
    artist


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  • BAM/1/1000

    Artwork for Bamforth greetings cards Item

    1949-
    Finished painting for postcard. 1 of 7 images mounted on board. Image depicts a woman talking to a miner. No caption.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    painting
    "IS IT TRUE THAT YOU MINERS GO TO WORK IN SHIFTS?" // "THAT'S RIGHT, LADY" // "GOOD HEAVENS - DON'T YOU CATCH COLD?"
    caption on published card

    workman & miner
    colliery

    complete




    height;width
    114mm;184mm

    992
    Dates printed (up to 1967) = 14.4.1949
    painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    Taylor
    Taylor, Arnold
    artist

    612
    "COMIC" Series No.559
    assigned number
    Bamforth System

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  • BAM/1/1001

    LADIES;GENTS;LADIES;GENTS Item

    1949-
    Finished painting for postcard. 1 of 7 images mounted on board. Image depicts a person looking at the doors to the ladies and gents, and looking confused.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    painting
    "THIS SHOULD SETTLE THE ARGUMENT ONCE AND // FOR ALL, ALBERT!"
    caption on published card

    homosexual;boy & cheeky boy;homosexual;boy & cheeky boy
    public toilets

    complete


    painted
    top of image, on two doors
    LADIES;GENTS;LADIES;GENTS
    image content

    card

    height;width
    114mm;184mm

    993
    Dates printed (up to 1967) = 14.4.1949
    painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    artist

    613
    "COMIC" Series No.560
    assigned number
    Bamforth System

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  • BAM/1/1002

    Artwork for Bamforth greetings cards Item

    -
    Sheet of 8 finished paintings for comic postcards. Mounted.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    mounted sheet


    complete



    card

    hxw
    398 x 580;590 x 710



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  • BAM/1/1003

    Artwork for Bamforth greetings cards Item

    1948-1952
    Finished painting for postcard. 1 of 8 images mounted on board. Image depicts a woman bending over the battlements of a castle and showing her bloomers. A tour group is standing behind her. No caption.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    painting
    "AND FROM HERE GENTLEMEN, WE GET A MARVELLOUS // VIEW OF THE OLD BATTLEMENTS - WHICH, THOUGH // REPAIRED, HAVE WITHSTOOD THE SEIGE OF TIME!"
    caption on published card

    underwear;knickers;camera
    woman;tour guide;woman;tour guide
    castle & battlements

    complete




    height;width
    115mm;184mm

    994
    Dates printed (up to 1967) = 12.10.1948 & 27.7.1949 & 28.12.1949 & 2.8.1950 & 1.10.1952
    painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    P.W.T
    P.W.T
    artist

    614
    "COMIC" Series No.480
    assigned number
    Bamforth System

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  • BAM/1/1004

    Artwork for Bamforth greetings cards Item

    1948-
    Finished painting for postcard. 1 of 8 images mounted on board. Image depicts a maid accidentally putting a scolding tea pot on a woman's bottom instead of the table. No caption.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    painting
    I MUST SAY - I THINK YOU'VE THE WARMEST HEART // IN THE WHOLE OF MY PARISH, MRS. BAGSHAW!
    caption on published card

    bottom;teapot
    maid

    complete




    height;width
    115mm;184mm

    995
    Dates printed (up to 1967) = 12.10.1948
    painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    P.W.T
    P.W.T
    artist

    615
    "COMIC" Series No.477
    assigned number
    Bamforth System

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  • BAM/1/1005

    MEN // WANTED Item

    1948-1951
    Finished painting for postcard. 1 of 8 images mounted on board. Image depicts two men glaring at each other near a men wanted sign. No caption.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    painting
    "I HOPE YOU'RE NOT ONE THAT DOWNS TOOLS AS // SOON AS YOU HEAR THE WHISTLE?" // "NO, I USUALLY PUT MY TOOLS AWAY, AND // THEN WAIT FOR IT!"
    caption on published card

    workman

    complete


    painted
    top left of image
    MEN // WANTED
    image content


    height;width
    115mm;184mm

    996
    Dates printed (up to 1967) = 12.10.1948 & 10.7.1951
    painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
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  • BAM/1/1006

    Artwork for Bamforth greetings cards Item

    1948-1953
    Finished painting for postcard. 1 of 8 images mounted on board. Image depicts a woman stood by a gate, and two women talking to each other nearby. No caption.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    painting
    "THE BURGLAR TOOK A TEN SHILLING NOTE OFF THE // BEDROOM MANTLEPIECE, THEN GAVE HER A KISS?" // "HAS SHE NOTIFIED THE POLICE?" // "NO! SHE SLEEPS WITH A POUND NOTE THERE NOW!"
    caption on published card

    middle class woman;neighbour, gossiping;middle class woman;neighbour, gossiping
    home

    complete




    height;width
    115mm;184mm

    997
    Dates printed (up to 1967) = 12.10.1948 & 25.8.1949 & 20.7.1951 & 30.7.1953
    painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
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  • BAM/1/1007

    Artwork for Bamforth greetings cards Item

    1948-1949
    Finished painting for postcard. 1 of 8 images mounted on board. Image depicts a man arriving in a bedroom drunk, while his wife is sat in bed looking at him. No caption.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    painting
    HUSBAND: "HOME WITH THE MILKMAN, DEARIE!" // WIFE: "YOU'RE A LIAR! HE'S BEEN!"
    caption on published card

    drunk
    bedroom

    complete




    height;width
    115mm;184mm

    998
    Dates printed (up to 1967) = 12.10.1948 & 25.8.1949
    painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
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