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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/1/1522

    Paddy Killer's proposal for artwork to accompany the Exhibition Secrets of the Saucy Seaside Postcard Item

    2003-
    Black folder containing Paddy Killer's proposal for artwork to accompany the Exhibition Secrets of the Saucy Seaside Postcard
    artist proposal
    art propsoal


    complete



    textile;paper


    1451
    created by
    Killer, Paddy
    artist


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  • BAM/1/1523

    Jamie Shovlin's's proposal for artwork to accompany the Exhibition Secrets of the Saucy Seaside Postcard Item

    2003-
    Black A4 folder plus miniature mock up containing Jamie Shovlin's's proposal for artwork to accompany the Exhibition Secrets of the Saucy Seside Postcard
    artist proposal
    art propsoal


    complete



    paper


    1452
    created by
    Shovlin, Jamie
    artist


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  • BAM/1/1524

    Excuse me Madam, your brassiere I think? Item

    1930-1960
    Finished artwork for comic postcard, not a Bamforth. Painted by Donald McGill. Depicts a bull offering a glove to a cow. Similar joke used by Bamforth.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    painting
    Excuse me Madam, your brassiere I think?

    animal;farm animal;cow;glove

    complete


    typed
    front
    Excuse me Madam, your brassiere I think?
    caption

    card;paint

    height;width
    177mm;279mm

    1453
    painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    McGill, Donald
    artist


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  • BAM/1/1525

    Photographic postcards in the Stay in Your Own Backyard set Item

    1906-
    Filed by Alternate Reference Number 2007.1

    Two photographic postcards in the Stay in Your Own Backyard set. Depicts a blacked up 'negro' boy, modelled by donor's father c1906. Story tells of a black boy who cries because the white children will not play with him.
    postcard;comic;song
    product;image;postcard series
    postcard
    Stay In your Own Backyard


    complete



    paper


    1454
    published
    Bamforth and Co
    Holmfirth;W. Yorks;UK
    England
    Europe


    donor
    c.1906
    Albert could remember into old age being blacked up to play what he called a 'picaninny' for the card.
    1902
    Booth, Albert
    Europe
    England
    Holmfirth;W. Yorks;UK;W. Yorks;UK
    modelled by
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  • BAM/1/1526

    The Children's Happy Hour Item

    1916-1918
    Hardback children's book, The Children's Happy Hour, featuring comic poems and nursery rhymes with colour and black and white illustrations. Published by Bamforth c1916-17 and featuring illustrations by Douglas Tempest.
    2.87
    book
    Children's Happy Hour, the


    complete



    paper

    height;width
    259mm;200mm

    1455
    published;drawn & painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    Tempest, Douglas
    artist


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  • BAM/1/1527

    BLIMEY, IT'S A BIT HOT IN HERE!! Item

    1965-1975
    Finished artwork for card, probably a greeting card. Comic image of couple dancing. Small man has head buried in large woman's breast. Caption in speech bubble about being hot. Mounted on card, probably not original.
    greeting;comic
    product;image
    painting


    complete


    transfer letters
    speech bubble
    BLIMEY, IT'S A BIT HOT IN HERE!!
    caption and speech bubble

    paper;paint;transfer

    height;width
    280mm (mount);226mm (mount);222mm (picture);147mm (picture)

    1456
    painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    Taylor, Arnold
    artist


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  • BAM/1/1528

    Artwork for Bamforth greetings cards Item

    1905-1920
    printed list of song cards
    postcard;songcard
    product
    list
    Illustrated Post Cards






    height;width
    135mm;88mm

    1457
    c
    printed


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  • BAM/1/1529

    Artwork for Bamforth greetings cards Item

    0-
    Publicity cards promoting Bamforth postcards during WW2, including wartime greetings, tempest kiddies and witty comics.
    comic;greeting;birthday;postcard;witty;tempest kiddies;wartime greeting;good luck birthday
    image;product;series
    advert






    height;width
    117mm;152mm

    1458


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  • BAM/1/1530

    .1: single sheet listing coloured holiday comics postcards 1118 - 1153;.2: green booklet of miscellaneous three-colour postcards;.3: white booklet listing life model cards;.1: single sheet listing coloured holiday comics postcards 1118 - 1153;.2: green bo Item

    1910-1930
    Order forms for Bamforth postcards for song cards, holiday comics,
    comic;postcard;songcard;witty;Dutch Kids;Smart Set;Ring;Rag Time;Everybody's Doin' It;Sports;Nut;But;Summer;Flying;Billiard;Mouse
    image;product;series
    order form




    .1: single sheet listing coloured holiday comics postcards 1118 - 1153;.2: green booklet of miscellaneous three-colour postcards;.3: white booklet listing life model cards;.1: single sheet listing coloured holiday comics postcards 1118 - 1153;.2: green bo

    paper

    height;width
    117mm;152mm

    1459
    c


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  • BAM/1/1531

    Letter from Bamforth and Co promoting postcards for Christmas period, 1923 Item

    1923

    paper

    height;width
    250mm;198mm

    1460
    typed
    Bamforth and Co.


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