Person record: BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameJames BAMFORTH
Gendermale
Relevance of this personowner/proprietor of slide manufacturing business 
Main period of activity1880s-1900s
NotesOccupations:
1861 (surname 'Balmforth') Painter, like his father
1867-69 Painter (at baptism of his sons Harry and Walter)
1871 Photographer
1881 (surname 'Balmforth') Photographer & Painter
1891 Photographer & maker of lantern slides
1901 Magic Lantern Slide Maker 
Relationships to other peopleson of BAMFORTH, Joseph  (1819-1899)
married to BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1844-1894)
adoptive parent of GREENSMITH, Miss Sarah  (1866-1934)
father of BAMFORTH, Harry  (1867-1930)
father of BAMFORTH, Walter  (1869- ? )
father of BAMFORTH, Fred  (1871- ? )
father of BAMFORTH, Frank  (1872-1947)
father of BAMFORTH, Lizzie  (1875-6 1911)
father of BAMFORTH, Edwin  (1877-1939)
father of BAMFORTH, Jane  (1878-1963)
ChronologyDateAgeEvent/activity
1842born atCartworth, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
1861residentHolmfirth Road, Cartworth, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
1867-1901residentHey Gap, Holmfirth, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
1870-1900s~28owner/proprietorJames Bamforth
1900s~57owner/proprietorBamforth & Co.
1911residentBack Lane, Holmfirth, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
2 April 1911~69census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/26224
– occupation “Photographer, Maker Of Lantern Slides & Picture Post Cards”
26 October 1911~69died atHolmfirth, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
Slide sets linked to this personmodel: Beware!: or, the effects of gambling (story: Bamforth & Co., 24 slides, 1893) – slides 1-3, 15-22, 24, as Ben, the father
model: A man hunt (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 8 slides, 1893) – slides 1-4 and 6, as the baker
model: The little shoes (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1880s) – slides 1, 2 and 4, as the father
model: The gipsy's revenge (story: Bamforth & Co., 34 slides, 1886) – slides 6-10, 20-21, 23-24, 27 as Black Bertram the gipsy; slides 29-32, as the Count
model: Keeping his word (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1892) – slides 1, 3, 5-9, as the gentleman
model: For the master's sake (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 38 slides, 1893) – slides 1-3, 5-16, 20-24, 28-35, 37-38, as the preacher
model: Saved from the sea (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 10 slides, 1880s) – slides 2,3,9 and 10, as the fisherman
model: Please, Mr Conductor, don't put me off (song: Bamforth & Co., 22 slides, 1903) – slides 9 and 20, as a train passenger
model: Nelly's champion (story: Bamforth & Co., 17 slides, 1889) – slide 2, as the father
model: A peep behind the scenes (story: Bamforth & Co., 36 slides, 1880s) – slides 5, 13, 17, 20, 24, 26, as the father
model: Harry's pint: or, threepence a day (story: Bamforth & Co., 20 slides, 1898) – slides 6-8, as the preacher
model: The Mallee scrub: a true story of three children who were lost in the Australian bush (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 24 slides, 1887) – slides 17-23, as the husband
model: Almost wrecked (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 32 slides, 1889) – slide 7, as the postman; slides 25 and 26, as a sailor
model: Hard as a nail: or, Jubal Sparge's bounty (story: Bamforth & Co., 42 slides, 1897) – slides 3, 4 and 6 (and others), as Jubal Sparge
model: The fool's pence (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 8 slides, 1880s) – slides 2-8, as the father
model: Riches and rags (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 50 slides, 1907) – slide 2, as the preacher
model: Jack the conqueror (story: Bamforth & Co., 25-26 slides, 1880s) – [possibly] slide 22, as the schoolmaster; slide 26, as the college teacher
model: The way to Heaven (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 38 slides, 1892) – slides 6, 25 and 26, as Ben the drunkard
model: The road to Heaven (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 7-9 slides, 1891) – slides 5b and 6, as the boatman
model: Little Jamie (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 37 slides, 1891) – slides 19-21, as 'Old Tiger'
model: The lifeboat (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 20 slides, 1899) – slides 2-3, as man in overcoat
model: The idol of Britain (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 7 slides, 1899) – slide 5, as a drunkard
model: In the harbour (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1890) – slides 1-3 and 7-9, as a fisherman
model: In the workhouse (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1890) – slides 1-9, as the narrator
model: Her Benny (story: Bamforth & Co., 42 slides, 1889) – slide 26, as a policeman; slides 37 and 38, as an unidentified man
model: Paying the fare: a true story (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 48 slides, 1901) – slides 4 and 6, as a man in the audience; slide 12, as the landlord; slide 38, as a funeral guest
model: Rhoda: or, the gipsy girl's mission of love (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 40-46 slides, 1894) – slide 30, as a man in the bar
model: For mother's sake: a story of the demon drink (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 40 slides, 1891) – slide 4, as the vicar; slides 13, 14, 16-18, 23, 24, 30, 33, 34 and 38-40, as the drunkard
model: Jack the conqueror: new series (story: Bamforth & Co., 41 slides, 1893) – slides 3 and 5-8, as the artist
model: Our Father's care (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 14 slides, 1880s) – slides 11 and 12, as the father
model: Stumps: a sequel to Nelly's champion (story: Bamforth & Co., 21 slides, 1889) – slide 10, as the shopkeeper
model: Mother's last words (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 19 slides, 1880s) – slide 4, as the vicar; slide 5[?], as the landlord
model: The village blacksmith (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1891) – slide 6, as the organist
model: Matt Stubbs' dream: or, Christmas Eve at the Blue Boar (story: Bamforth & Co., 40 slides, 1897) – slides 22-24, as the King
model: The toilers (song: Bamforth & Co., 14 slides, 1897) – slide 14, as man with pipe
model: Grizzie and Jim: a temperance service of song (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 31 slides, 1892) – slide 29, as the father
model: The quarryman's resolve (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1900) – slide 9, as the vicar
model: The pilot (song: Bamforth & Co., 7 slides, 1904) – slide 6, as a drowned man
model: Found at last: sequel to 'Lost in London' (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 17-24 slides, 1895) – slides 6-7, as a passer-by wearing a top hat
model: The lost child (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 32 slides, 1890) – slides 4, 14, 21-23, as the father
model: While the Sabbath bells were ringing (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 7 slides, 1892) – slides 5 and 7, as a drunken man
model: There's help at hand (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 28 slides, 1880s) – slide 16, as the gamekeeper
model: There's help at hand (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 28 slides, 1896) – slide 16, as the gamekeeper
model: The street tumblers (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 10 slides, 1890) – slide 5, as the doctor; slide 9, as the beadle
model: Catterina: a pathetic story (story: Bamforth & Co., 49 slides, 1893) – slide 46, as the stranger
model: The drunkards (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 12 slides, 1880s) – slides 2-4, 6, 7-10, as the reforming drunkard
model: The star of Bethlehem (song: Bamforth & Co., 9 slides, 1895) – slide 6, as the homeless wanderer
model: The magic wand (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1889) – slides 1 and 2, as the bearded man
model: Ora pro nobis (song: Bamforth & Co., 8 slides, 1897) – slide 6, as the man in the top hat
model: Wee Davie (service of song: Bamforth & Co., 42 slides, 1899) – slides 20-22, 26-27, 33-35, 40, as the minister
model: The drunkard's wife (recitation: Bamforth & Co., 6 slides, 1880s) – slide 1, as the drunkard
References
(* = main subject)

David Robinson, Stephen Herbert and Richard Crangle (editors), Encyclopaedia of the magic lantern (London: Magic Lantern Society, 2001), p. 26

* A brief history of Bamforth & Co. Ltd. in NMLJ 1.1 (April 1978), p. 12

* Robert McMillan, James Bamforth in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), pp. 12-15

* Life model studies: I -- a peep behind some scenes in (February 1899), p. whole item

* Life model studies: no. II -- the models themselves in (March 1899), p. whole item

Piracy of copyright lantern slides in OMLJ 12.144 (May 1901), p. whole item
  –  bringing lawsuit for copyright infringement

* Prominent men in the lantern world: new series, no. 1. Mr James Bamforth, of Holmfirth, Yorks. in OMLJ 13.151 (October 1902)

* Philip Reynolds, Sentiment to order in Harmsworth magazine 5.28 (October 1900), p. whole item

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