Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Bamforth & Co Part 3

Classic saucy seaside postcards image by the firm Bamforth & Co

In 1870 James Bamforth began his business in Holmfirth, near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire - a village now most famous for being the setting of the long running BBC comedy Last Of the Summer Wine. Bamforth was a portrait photographer who later specialised in lantern slides. But it was the saucy postcards, launched in 1910, which sealed his firm's reputation

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