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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/1/22

    The little beggars have us beat, // We can't resist them when we eat, // Thankful for the smallest crumbs- // I ask you, "what would you do, chums?" Item

    -
    Photograhic image of a dog begging, sat on its hind legs. Poetic caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;cute dog

    complete


    written
    bottom of image
    The little beggars have us beat, // We can't resist them when we eat, // Thankful for the smallest crumbs- // I ask you, "what would you do, chums?"
    caption

    paper;card

    height;width
    175mm;135mm

    22
    printed
    artist


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  • BAM/1/23

    WHO PUT THIS CHAP IN MY BASKET! Item

    -
    Photograhic image of a puppy looking at a teddy bear in a basket. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;puppy;teddy bear

    complete


    typed
    bottom of image
    WHO PUT THIS CHAP IN MY BASKET!
    caption

    paper;card

    height;width
    175mm;135mm

    23
    printed
    artist

    11
    previous number

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  • BAM/1/24

    SOMEHOW I JUST CAN'T KEEP OUT OF MISCHIEF! Item

    -
    Photograhic image of a dog in the middle of eating a hat. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;cute dog

    complete


    typed
    bottom of image
    SOMEHOW I JUST CAN'T KEEP OUT OF MISCHIEF!
    caption

    paper;card

    height;width
    175mm;135mm

    24
    printed
    artist

    12
    previous number

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  • BAM/1/25

    YOU'VE FORGOTTEN MY HOT WATER BOTTLE!;REDUCE TO // THIS SIZE;YOU'VE FORGOTTEN MY HOT WATER BOTTLE!;REDUCE TO // THIS SIZE Item

    1960-
    Finished photographic calendar. Image depicts a dog lying down on a blanket. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;cute dog

    complete


    printed;handwritten
    bottom of image;a
    YOU'VE FORGOTTEN MY HOT WATER BOTTLE!;REDUCE TO // THIS SIZE;YOU'VE FORGOTTEN MY HOT WATER BOTTLE!;REDUCE TO // THIS SIZE
    caption;notes

    card

    height;width
    134mm;177mm

    25
    printed
    artist


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  • BAM/1/26

    HAPPY BiRTHDAY // HeRe'S SoMe GooD aDViCe FoR SoMeoNe YoUR aGe // WORK HARD // PLAY HARD Item

    1965-1975
    Finished artwork and graphic for cover and interior of comic birthday card. Psychedelic pattern and caption with advice on how to live to be 100.
    greeting;birthday;comic
    product;image
    painting;graphic


    complete


    painted
    whole card
    HAPPY BiRTHDAY // HeRe'S SoMe GooD aDViCe FoR SoMeoNe YoUR aGe // WORK HARD // PLAY HARD
    caption;quotation;image content

    card;paint

    h x w;height;width
    238 x 113 mm;239 x 115 mm

    26
    painted
    Bamforth and Co.
    publisher
    artist

    Bamforth system
    13
    35B/162
    assigned number

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  • BAM/1/27

    MY HAT - I'VE AN AWFUL FEELING I'M IN FOR TROUBLE! Item

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    Finished photographic calendar. Image depicts a dog emerging from a torn hat. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;cute dog;clothing;hat

    complete


    printed
    bottom of image
    MY HAT - I'VE AN AWFUL FEELING I'M IN FOR TROUBLE!
    caption

    card

    height;width
    134mm;175mm

    27
    printed
    artist


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  • BAM/1/28

    WE'RE MAKING SURE YOU DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT US THIS TIME! Item

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    Finished photographic calendar. Image depicts two dogs lying next to a suitcase. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;cute dog;suitcase

    complete


    printed
    bottom of image
    WE'RE MAKING SURE YOU DON'T LEAVE WITHOUT US THIS TIME!
    caption

    card

    height;width
    132mm;175mm

    28
    printed
    artist


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  • BAM/1/29

    Here's a basketful of happiness.;To // You;Here's a basketful of happiness.;To // You Item

    1954-
    Finished photographic calendar. Image depicts two cute dogs emerging from a fallen basket. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;cute dog;basket

    complete


    printed;painted
    bottom of image;left of image
    Here's a basketful of happiness.;To // You;Here's a basketful of happiness.;To // You
    caption;image content

    card

    height;width
    133mm;175mm

    29
    printed
    artist


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  • BAM/1/30

    TO you // A Year of // Good Luck Item

    1953-
    Finished photographic calendar. Image depicts two cute dogs in a basket of heather. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;cute dog;heather

    complete


    printed
    bottom of image
    TO you // A Year of // Good Luck
    caption

    card

    height;width
    174mm;135mm

    30
    printed
    artist


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  • BAM/1/31

    WE'RE COLLECTING FOR THE DOG'S HOME!;PLEASE // GIVE // FREELY;WE'RE COLLECTING FOR THE DOG'S HOME!;PLEASE // GIVE // FREELY Item

    1962-
    Finished photographic calendar. Image depicts two cute dogs in a begging pose, one holding a collection tin on one paw. Caption at base.
    calendar;photographic
    product;image
    printed card

    animal;cute dog;collection tin

    complete


    printed
    bottom of image;collection tin
    WE'RE COLLECTING FOR THE DOG'S HOME!;PLEASE // GIVE // FREELY;WE'RE COLLECTING FOR THE DOG'S HOME!;PLEASE // GIVE // FREELY
    caption;image content

    card

    height;width
    195mm;145mm

    31
    printed
    artist


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