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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/1/1532

    Advert from WHSmith trade circular promoting Bamforth postcards, 1927-1939 Item

    1927-1939
    Advert from WHSmith trade circular promoting Bamforth postcards, 1927-1939
    postcard;calendar;Valentine;holiday reply;comic
    product;series
    newspaper cutting;advert






    height;width

    1461
    printed
    WHSmith
    stationers


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  • BAM/1/1533

    Advert for Bamforth Valentines, 1939, to order from WHSmith Item

    Jan 1939
    Advert for Bamforth Valentines, 1939, to order from WHSmith
    Valentine;comic
    product;type
    advert






    height;width
    272mm;188mm

    1462


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  • BAM/1/1534

    Adverts for Bamforth greetings cards Item

    1927-1940
    Full page adverts from wholesalers catalogues for Bamforth cards, 1927-1940, some placed by Bamforth's some by wholesalers
    greeting;birthday;calendar;Valentine;postcard;holiday reply;witty;Seaside comic;Tempest Kiddy;humerous Valentine;bromide birthday;glossy bromide
    product;series
    advert;trade publicity





    paper

    height;width
    315mm;240mm

    1463
    published
    Newsagent, Bookseller's Review and Stationers' Gazette
    magazine


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  • BAM/1/1535

    Half page adverts from wholesalers catalogues for Bamforth cards, 1930-1940, some placed by Bamforth's some by wholesalers Item

    1930-1940
    Half page adverts from wholesalers catalogues for Bamforth cards, 1930-1940, some placed by Bamforth's some by wholesalers
    greeting;birthday;calendar;Valentine;postcard;holiday reply;witty;Seaside comic;Tempest Kiddy;humerous Valentine;Xmaspun
    product;series
    advert;trade publicity





    paper

    height;width
    170mm;210mm

    1464
    published
    Newsagent, Bookseller's Review and Stationers' Gazette
    magazine


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  • BAM/1/1536

    TAKE YOUR THINGS OF THE TABLE, FRED- WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TEA! Item

    0-1970
    Finished printed comic postcard. Depicts Couple at nudist camp serving tea.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    printed card

    tea
    nudist camp

    complete


    TAKE YOUR THINGS OF THE TABLE, FRED- WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TEA!
    caption;quotation;image content

    card

    height;width
    105mm;148mm

    0
    printed;published
    Redruth & Cornwall
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    Taylor, Arnold
    artist

    The Bamforth Postcard Collection (set of 60)
    0
    2/BAM - 56;2005.6;2/BAM - 56;2005.6
    assigned number;previous number;assigned number;previous number
    number wrongly assigned when already assigned to another object

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  • BAM/1/1537

    IT'S NOT REALLY THE PLACE TO HANG YOUR COAT, MRS. MOPP! Item

    0-1970
    Finished printed comic postcard. Depicts cleaner and gallery attendant arguing in art gallery. Cleaner has apparently hung coat on statues 'knob'.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    printed card

    sculpture;statue
    cleaner;museum attendent;cleaner;museum attendent
    art gallery

    complete


    IT'S NOT REALLY THE PLACE TO HANG YOUR COAT, MRS. MOPP!
    caption;quotation;image content

    card

    height;width
    105mm;148mm

    0
    printed;published
    Redruth & Cornwall
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    Taylor, Arnold
    artist

    The Bamforth Postcard Collection (set of 60)
    0
    2/BAM - 6;2005.7;2/BAM - 6;2005.7
    assigned number;previous number;assigned number;previous number
    number wrongly assigned when already assigned to another object

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  • BAM/1/1538

    IT'S A BIT DROOPY! Item

    0-1980
    Finished printed comic postcard. Depicts two women looking at a flower while a young couple make out in the bushes. Pun on droopy
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    printed card

    flower

    complete


    IT'S A BIT DROOPY!
    caption;quotation;image content

    card

    height;width
    105mm;148mm

    0
    printed;published
    Redruth & Cornwall
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    Taylor, Arnold
    artist

    The Bamforth Postcard Collection (set of 60)
    0
    2/BAM - 28;2005.8;2/BAM - 28;2005.8
    assigned number;previous number;assigned number;previous number
    number wrongly assigned when already assigned to another object

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  • BAM/1/1539

    DO YOU THINK THE DOCTOR COULD GIVE ME SOME PILLS TO IMPROVE MY SEX URGE? // NO LAD - HE CAN ONLY HEAL THE SICK - NOT RAISE THE DEAD! Item

    0-1970
    Finished printed comic postcard. Depicts middle aged couple in bed. Caption jokes about man's impotency.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    printed card

    bed;curlers
    bedroom

    complete


    DO YOU THINK THE DOCTOR COULD GIVE ME SOME PILLS TO IMPROVE MY SEX URGE? // NO LAD - HE CAN ONLY HEAL THE SICK - NOT RAISE THE DEAD!
    caption;quotation;image content

    card

    height;width
    105mm;148mm

    0
    printed;published
    Redruth & Cornwall
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    Fitzpatrick, Brian
    artist

    The Bamforth Postcard Collection (set of 60)
    0
    2/BAM - 42;2005.9;2/BAM - 42;2005.9
    assigned number;previous number;assigned number;previous number
    number wrongly assigned when already assigned to another object

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  • BAM/1/1540

    Enjoying a well earned rest!;PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB // RECUPERATING FROM DOING THE MUCKY POTS WASHING AND IRONING AND 1000 AND ONE OTHER DARN JOBS!;Enjoying a well earned rest!;PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB // RECUPERATING FROM DOING THE MUCKY POTS WASHING AND IRO Item

    1950-1970
    Finished printed comic postcard. Depicts woman lying on beach with placard propped up referring to not working.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    printed card

    seagull

    complete


    across top of card;on placard
    Enjoying a well earned rest!;PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB // RECUPERATING FROM DOING THE MUCKY POTS WASHING AND IRONING AND 1000 AND ONE OTHER DARN JOBS!;Enjoying a well earned rest!;PLEASE DO NOT DISTURB // RECUPERATING FROM DOING THE MUCKY POTS WASHING AND IRO
    caption;quotation;image content

    card

    height;width
    105mm;148mm

    0
    printed;distributed
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    Taylor, Arnold
    artist

    The Bamforth Postcard Collection (set of 60)
    0
    2/BAM - 44;2005.1;2/BAM - 44;2005.1
    assigned number;previous number;assigned number;previous number
    number wrongly assigned when already assigned to another object

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  • BAM/1/1541

    DO YOU THINK THE DOCTOR COULD GIVE ME SOME PILLS TO IMPROVE MY SEX URGE? // NO LAD - HE CAN ONLY HEAL THE SICK - NOT RAISE THE DEAD! Item

    0-1970
    Finished printed comic postcard. Depicts middle aged couple in bed. Caption jokes about man's impotency.
    postcard;comic
    product;image
    printed card

    bed;curlers
    bedroom

    complete


    DO YOU THINK THE DOCTOR COULD GIVE ME SOME PILLS TO IMPROVE MY SEX URGE? // NO LAD - HE CAN ONLY HEAL THE SICK - NOT RAISE THE DEAD!
    caption;quotation;image content

    card

    height;width
    89mm;139mm

    0
    printed;published
    Redruth & Cornwall
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    Fitzpatrick, Brian
    artist

    comic series
    0
    36;2005.11;36;2005.11
    assigned number;previous number;assigned number;previous number
    number wrongly assigned when already assigned to another object

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