Catalogue descriptionRecords of Bamforth and Company Ltd of Holmfirth, publishers of postcards, greetings cards and calendars

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Details of 2000.11
Reference: 2000.11
Title: Records of Bamforth and Company Ltd of Holmfirth, publishers of postcards, greetings cards and calendars
Description:

Records including two sales ledgers and over 1,000 original paintings, proof prints and printed cards

Date: 1950-1990
Held by: Tolson Museum, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Creator:

Bamforth and Company Ltd

Physical description: 1,000 items
Access conditions:

Open

Subjects:
  • Holmfirth, Yorkshire
  • Printing
Administrative / biographical background:

The business started in 1870 when James Bamforth set up as a photographer. He moved into magic lantern slide production and, in 1899, film production. They began publishing postcards in 1903 or 1904. Bamforth & Co. became a limited company in 1910 and had offices in London and New York as well as Holmfirth.

 

The company specialised in comic and song postcards but also published lantern slides, greetings cards and calendars

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