History[ edit ] Bamforth and Company, Ltd. In he began to specialise in making lantern slides. Ltd’ started making silent monochrome films with the Riley Brothers of Bradford , West Yorkshire, who had been making films since James Bamforth’s expertise with lantern slides proved invaluable in the film making. They used a camera developed by Bradford cine inventor Cecil Wray. Though film production was restarted in it was again stopped in , when the film production was changed to the new named ‘Holmfirth Producing Company, which quickly moved operations to London.
Postcards like this get me to thinking about what an RPPC really is. Most postcards start off as photographs, after all, so why are some RPPCs and others aren’t? Its a good question and sometimes it almost falls into the “you know it when you see it” category.
Funny greeting cards reproducing Bamforth’s iconic ‘s postcards. Containing all the fun of the seaside, they are packed with double entendres and innuendo. Despite a nationwide government crackdown on saucy postcards in the ‘s, Bamforth survived.
The following items can be found on the A2Z Military Collectables website , with full descriptions, photographs and prices. A scarce and interesting trio comprising of the star with contemporary Mons bar correctly named to Pte. He landed in France on the 27th August Part of 15th Brigade, 5th Division and took part in the following engagements; The battalion moved to Italy to strengthen Italian resistance after a recent disaster at the Battle of Caporetto. The Division was positioned along the River Piave.
Returned to France arriving at Doullens; Sometime in late Private King was wounded and discharged on 14th January , but he remarkably survived the war. The two original medals are in very good condition, the copy BWM needs toning down a bit.
It is a welcome addition to the other three blanket toss postcards I posted previously. This one, like the others, shows natives and tourists having a great time throwing people into the air. I like that all the folks in this shot have big smiles on their faces. These blanket toss postcards are popular with my blog readers. It seems people are interested because of the obvious, it looks like fun, and it gives a glimpse into the traditional way of life most people never see.
These photo postcards show a relatively new use for a traditional activity — the sharing of a traditional hunting skill with tourists from outside the community.
Although the world’s first picture postcards date from the s to the mids, most of the earliest American picture postcards extant today are those that were sold at the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, starting on May 1,
Materials needed to make two cake postcards: Cardboard, kraft paper or scrapbook paper Instructions 1 Cut sponge into wedge shape With a serrated knife, using a sawing motion, cut a sponge into two, cake wedge shapes. Large sponges can be found at hardware stores and in the automotive departments of most big discount stores.
It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just cut a wedge big enough so that you can add a line of caulking there later. Brown looks the most realistic, but pink and yellow are fun too. White was probably my least favorite. This will be the postcard side of the cake. Heavier paper works better and will give you a sturdier wedge of cake for mailing. Cut the postcard shapes from the paper.
This should be enough to do one cake wedge. I was able to pipe two cake postcards with one tube of caulk, but I recommend putting only half of the caulk in the bag at a time.
Dictionary , Thesaurus , Wikipedia. Collecting stamps began soon after the first postage stamp was issued in ; the first printed catalog was issued in , the first album in Scholarly study of the history of stamp issues and of details including watermarks, perforations, gum, and cancellations dates from the s. Like coins, stamps provide evidence relating to portraiture, the impact of political events, and changing attitudes toward the past.
The Yorkshire-based publisher Bamforth & Co started producing ‘saucy’ postcards in , and at the peak of their popularity 20 million were in circulation per year.
Operation Banner Northern Ireland Operation Granby the first Gulf War to date: Back issues can be bought from Family History Monthly’s website: He is being mourned by a young mother and her baby, who has not yet been weaned. The Dead Soldier, c. Having been orphaned, he enlisted at five years of age and served in the British Army for twenty-one years, seeing action in the Peninsular War. Five years after his birth, his father died on duty cause unknown , and the child was enlisted as a drummer in HM 50th Regiment of Foot.
He later served in many campaigns, including the Peninsular War, and was awarded the Military General Service Medal with five bars.
Real Photo HBC was going to persue this subject in greater detail. It is, however, a very complicated subject and to our delight we found that someone has already done a great deal of work on this topic. Real Photo has a very detailed compilation of postcard stamp boxes.
Bamforth & Co. Holmfirth, England. James Bamforth began his career as a manufacturer of lantern slides. In he started production of illustrated song lyric slides that audiences could sing along to at shows. This quickly became his most popular selling item. In the years following, the Company became the largest producer of model slides.
This website has no connection with any shipping company, cruise line, boat operator or other commercial organisation. There are no postcards for sale on this website Coronia 2 Brit – Watchful – Brit – Yorkshire Lady – Coronia 2 This page is devoted to postcards and photographs of the Scarborough diesel excursion ship Coronia 2 which had previously served at Great Yarmouth and on the Thames, and had participated at Dunkirk.
She was owned by Longfield Brothers for use from the same port, and was a revolution in the design of the Yarmouth’s excursion boats – being a low draft manoeuvrable boat powered by twin Crossley diesels. Brit was very successful in the s, generally making two 2-hour trips from the Town Hall Quay out to sea, embarking more passengers at the Britannia Pier.
Evening trips were also run. Brit was taken over by the Admiralty on September 16th, and used as the tender Watchful, and she attended the Dunkirk evacuation. In the years following the war, Brit again operated successfully from the Britannia Pier. At the end of the season, Longfield Brothers were approached by Thames Launches to acquire Brit and use her on the Thames for the Festival of Britain.
Brit looked rather strange with her cut down funnel and bridge to fit under the Thames bridges. She was not totally suited to Thames river operation, being designed as an open sea vessel, and was sold again in the spring of to D. Round for use at Scarborough.
Southwest Postcards Years this material was created: The collection contains black and white as well as color post cards. Admin istrative information Arrangement note: The post cards are arranged geographically — first by state, then by city or other geographical feature within that state. An exception is some topically gathered postcards at both ends of the collection that pertain to Indians of North America and other topics. Most topics, for example railroads, are not grouped together but rather are dispersed geographically, based on the location of the scene.
Remembering Bamforth & Co. Ltd This site is dedicated to remembering Bamforth & Co. Ltd, the company which was based in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire, site attempts to illustrate the company’s wide variety of achievements, including nearly years of Postcard design and publication, making a name as a leading producer of Magic Lantern Slides, and obtaining the reputation of being.
The set, known to collectors as the Nearer My God To Me series, shows a saintly woman in a flowing white gown posed against a backdrop of the sinking. Some of the cards show the doomed passengers ascending to Heaven as angels. One of the few postcards that was actually sent – many were kept as souvenirs Bamforth was a former painter who had an eye for art and it is likely the lady in white was an employee In memory of the Titanic: If there was a disaster in the pits they would produce a card commemorating the people who died.
Most of the cards were never posted as they were bought as souvenirs. The writer begins her message ‘In Memory of the Titanic Disaster’.