The Modern Priscilla: A Fancy-Work Magazine. January 1909, Volume XXII, No. 11.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration by Kirkpatrick of a woman in a white dress winding red yarn into a ball while a man in a suit holds the rest of the yarn in a loop for her. 10 1/4" x 14 1/4." Thirty-eight pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back cover has an ad for Cream of Wheat that shows a girl holding a doll that looks like the Cream of Wheat chef while she looks at a Cream of Wheat ad. Pages are very clean and intact. Five small binding holes on left margin of front cover. The Modern Priscilla is a monthly magazine that was first published in 1887. It absorbed Everyday Housekeeping in 1912 and Home Needlework Magazine in 1917, and the magazine's run ended when it merged with Home Arts Needlecraft Magazine in 1930. Modern Priscilla covers various topics such as sewing and needlework projects, craft ideas, china painting, cooking recipes, home and life advice, the latest fashion trends of the time, and other aspects of domestic living. Fictional short stories are also included. The following are some of the articles and features in this issue: "Irish Crochet Collar and Cuff Set" by Lula M. Harvey, "Border in French Canvas Embroidery" by Mae Y. Mahaffy, "Table Pieces in Colored Embroidery" by Inez E. Fox, "Knitting and Crocheting," "Modish Winter Waists" by Fox, "Arbutus Plate" by Harriet Cushman Wilkie, "Two New Pillows," "Lace Hankerchiefs" by Nellie Clarke Brown, "A Handsome New Waist," "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "Embroidered Centerpieces" by Margaret P. Boyle, "Good Things to Eat" by Fannie Merritt Farmer [recipes], "New Stencil Materials," "Priscilla Paper Patterns," "Helps for Housekeepers," "Mother and Child," "Collar and Baby's Pillow," "Dress Accessories," "Merry Widow Blows," "A Lesson in Dressmaking" by Martha Dean Hallam, "Scarf and Centrepieces," and "Two Beautiful Laces" by Nancy P. Orr.