Above are three examples of 1901 - 1910 Bamforth Humour cards
- Black and White and 'real' actors and actresses photographed
- and here is the next stage ....
COLOUR - Black and White photograhic transparencies were used as a base
to 'paint' in colour and added to a real setting or super imposed
onto a location created by an artist.
The above postcards show one side of the early humour cards - Courting Couples - very restrained in suggestiveness compared to the later "Saucy Seaside" cards. Now to the other favourite subjects such as Drunks and Mother-In-Laws.
To clarify the text on the far right Mother-In-Law / Drunk postcard it reads as follows...
Disgraceful state to meet your Mother-In-Law
Yed; but if I'd (hic) bin in any odder state I shouldn't (hic) hab
come at all.