Person record: BAMFORTH, Edwin  (1877-1939)

Basic biographical summary of this person
Full nameEdwin BAMFORTH
Relevance of this persondirector of lantern slide manufacturing business 
Main period of activity1880s-1930s
NotesEdwin Bamforth took over the running of the Bamforth business from his father in or before the early 1900s, and was Managing Director after the company became a limited company in 1910.
As a boy and young man he appeared as a model in numerous slide sets and postcards.
Occupations from Census records:
1891 Photographer's assistant
1901 Magic Lantern Slide Maker
1911 Photographic Fine Art Publisher 
Relationships to other peopleson of BAMFORTH, James  (1842-1911)
son of BAMFORTH, Mrs Martha  (1844-1894)
brother of BAMFORTH, Harry  (1867-1930)
brother of BAMFORTH, Walter  (1869- ? )
brother of BAMFORTH, Fred  (1871- ? )
brother of BAMFORTH, Frank  (1872-1947)
brother of BAMFORTH, Lizzie  (1875-6 1911)
brother of BAMFORTH, Jane  (1878-1963)
father of BAMFORTH, Derek  (1919-2010)
date unknown directorBamforth & Co.
31 January 1877born atHolmfirth, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
1891-1901residentHey Gap, Holmfirth, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
1911-1939residentBinns Wood, Holmfirth, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
2 April 191134census record1911 Census of England and Wales, RG14/26222
1939~61archive entryNational Probate Calendar Index of Wills and Administrations, 1939 p.198
27 May 193962died atHolmfirth, Yorkshire (West Riding), England
Slide sets linked to this personmodel: Ora pro nobis (song: Bamforth & Co., 8 slides, 1897) – slide 6, as the man in the bowler hat at far right
(* = main subject)

Robert McMillan, James Bamforth in NMLJ 1.2 (February 1979), p. 12

Lucerna ID no. 6002381Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 4 October 2016

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