Posted on 11/16/2008

Photo taken on August  1, 1929

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Berry & Ross Doll Company

Berry & Ross Doll Company
Berry & Ross was a black owned doll company founded by Harlem residents, Evelyn Berry and Victoria Ross. It was based in Harlem, New York, located at Factory 36 - 38 West 135th Street. The company was founded in 1918 until around 1929. These two women were the first African American female large scale manufacturers of black composition dolls. The dolls appealed to both black and white children. And were sold in large department stores, mainly in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, and a few other cities. 'Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture'