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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/1/2

    WHY MEN GET UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT -20% TO GET A SANDWICH // 25% TO FEED THE BABY // 50% TO GO TO THE BATHROOM // 5% TO GO HOME! Item

    1960-1980
    Finished artwork for comic greeting card. Text only. Caption contains joke about why men get up in the night, implying adultery.
    greeting;comic
    product;image
    painting


    complete


    painted
    front
    WHY MEN GET UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT - // 20% TO GET A SANDWICH // 25% TO FEED THE BABY // 50% TO GO TO THE BATHROOM // 5% TO GO HOME!
    caption

    card;paint

    height;width
    214mm;107mm

    2
    painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    Fitzpatrick, Brian
    artist


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  • BAM/1/3

    TO a SHY GiRL WHO CaN'T WeaR 'HOT PANTS' Item

    1965-1975
    Finished artwork for comic greeting card depicting young woman. With caption referring to shyness and hot pants.
    greeting;birthday;comic
    product;image
    painting

    clothing;hot pants

    incomplete


    painted
    below image
    TO a SHY GiRL WHO CaN'T WeaR 'HOT PANTS'
    caption;image content

    card;paint

    height;width
    185mm;107mm
    top part cut off

    3
    painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    artist

    Bamforth system
    1
    assigned number

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  • BAM/1/4

    YOU CaN TeLL THe aGe oF a TRee BY THe NuMBeR OF RiNGD RoUND iT'S TRuNK. Item

    1960-1980
    Finished artwork and graphic for cover and interior of comic birthday card. Image of tree stump. Caption refers to judging age of tree by rings.
    greeting;birthday;comic
    product;image
    painting;graphic

    tree stump

    complete


    above image
    above image
    YOU CaN TeLL THe aGe oF a TRee BY THe NuMBeR OF RiNGD RoUND iT'S TRuNK.
    caption;quotation;image content

    card;paint

    h x w;height;width
    240 x 114 mm;240 x 115 mm

    4
    painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    artist

    Bamforth system
    2
    35B/160
    assigned number

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  • BAM/1/5

    This scottie brings GOOD LUCK // With BEST WISHES from the sender! Item

    1953-
    Two finished photographic calendars. Image depicts a dog sat with an old boot. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;cute dog;footwear;old boot

    complete


    printed
    bottom of image
    This scottie brings GOOD LUCK // With BEST WISHES from the sender!
    caption

    card

    height;width
    175mm;133mm

    5
    printed
    artist


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  • BAM/1/6

    HERE'S GOOD LUCK ON YOUR DOORMAT, MAY IT STAY AS LONG AS YOU NEED IT! Item

    1952-
    Two finished photographic calendars. Image depicts a cute dog wearing a bow, stood on a doormat. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;cute dog;doormat

    complete


    printed
    bottom of image
    HERE'S GOOD LUCK ON YOUR DOORMAT, MAY IT STAY AS LONG AS YOU NEED IT!
    caption

    card

    height;width
    177mm;134mm

    6
    printed
    artist


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  • BAM/1/7

    May faithful friends and // good fortune be with you always Item

    1952-
    Finished photographic calendar. Image depicts the head of a dog. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;dog

    complete


    printed
    the word 'always' is written in pencil, and replaces the printed qords 'all your days' which have been crossed out.
    bottom of image
    May faithful friends and // good fortune be with you always
    caption

    card

    height;width
    173mm;131mm

    7
    printed
    artist


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  • BAM/1/8

    MAY HAPPINESS BE WITH YOU, // GOOD COMPANIONS TOO. // SO HERE'S A FAITHFUL FRIEND, // TO STAY THE WHOLE YEAR THROUGH! Item

    1956-
    A photographic image of the head of a collie. Caption at base. A 1956 calendar is attached to one of the images.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;dog;collie

    complete


    typed
    bottom of image
    MAY HAPPINESS BE WITH YOU, // GOOD COMPANIONS TOO. // SO HERE'S A FAITHFUL FRIEND, // TO STAY THE WHOLE YEAR THROUGH!
    caption

    paper;card;fabric

    height;width
    245mm (with calendar);175mm;135mm

    8
    printed
    artist

    3
    previous number

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  • BAM/1/9

    It's grand to know there's a friend so true // Who'll travel along Life's road with you. Item

    -
    A photographic image of a standing dog. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;dog

    complete


    painted
    bottom of image
    It's grand to know there's a friend so true // Who'll travel along Life's road with you.
    caption

    paper;card;fabric

    height;width
    175mm;135mm

    9
    printed
    artist

    4
    previous number

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  • 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/1/11

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

    1954-
    Finished photographic calendar. Image depicts a dog on the arm of a chair. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;cute dog

    complete


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

    card

    height;width
    173mm;133mm

    11
    printed
    artist


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