Slide Companies.

Bamforth Slides

These slides were produced in Holmfirth Yorkshire. The slide illustrated  shows typical characteristics of :-

1) Temperance theme
2)Painted backdrop often with stylized perspective.
3) Live models
4)The words "Life Model copyright" or " From Life Models" written on the paper mask.
5) Often the photograph is hand tinted with colour.

Other lantern slide manufactures trade marks

1)  A winged wheel or the letters " EP" are the German firm of Ernst Plank
2) A letter "Y" with an intertwined snake is the London firm of "York & Son"
3) The word " Primus" was the trade name for Butcher & Son London
4) The firm of "Newton & Co." often had their name in a triangle of paper in the left corner of the slide mask.