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photograph - Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty

Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty

  • Object:

    photograph

  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1916 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bamforth & Co. (printers and publishers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printed postcard

  • Museum number:

    269-1969

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case CONS, shelf 7 TEMP

Physical description

A printed colour postcard of a photographic image of a WWI soldier in a bunker looking in a small mirror while shaving. A towel hangs over his left shoulder. The bottom of the card is printed with the lyrics of a song.

Place of Origin

England (printed)

Date

ca. 1916 (printed)

Artist/maker

Bamforth & Co. (printers and publishers)

Materials and Techniques

printed postcard

Marks and inscriptions

'Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty. (1)/One day, Mickey O'Shea, stood in a trench somewhere,/So brave, having a shave, and trying to part his hair;/Mick yess (dodging the shells and lumps of dynamite)/Talk of the Cyrstal Palace on a firework night!'
printed, lower recto

'HOLMFIRTH/BAMFORTH & CO., LTD, Pulishers/(ENGLAND) AND NEW YORK, SERIES NO 4753/3./PRINTED IN ENGLAND'
printed, verso

Dimensions

height: 14 cm paper, width: 9 cm paper

Descriptive line

Postcard printed by Bamforth & Co., 'Take Me Back to Dear Old Blighty', coloured photograph on paper with text, ca. 1916

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

War; Soldiers

Categories

Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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