Dating dubarry patterns


Dating is a problem as for the most part there are no dates on the pattern. Early patterns after the launch of the New Deal can also be identified by the New Deal National Recovery Act (NRA) eagle (1933-36).

Then 4-color printing was added to the envelopes and catalogs, then black and white photos were added to the catalogs, then full-color photos appeared on the catalog cover in 1950 for the first time.

James Mc Call established the Mc Call Pattern Company in 1870.

The original patterns identified the brand as 'du Barry' and Du Barry without any consistency.

Finally the brand became consistently 'Du Barry' (1936).

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