The Modern Priscilla: A Fancy-Work Magazine. February 1909, Volume XXII, No. 12.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration of a woman who wears a fine hat and coat and holds a bouquet of flowers. Decorative red border also on front cover. 10 1/4" x 14 1/4." Fifty pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back cover has an ad for Cream of Wheat that shows the Cream of Wheat chef in the background as a woman chases a child with a caption underneath, "Cream of What is ready." Center spread that warns against the use of sodium benzoate and champions Heinz products as not using the artificial preservative. Pages are very clean and intact. The magazine has five small binding holes but they are limited to the left margin. 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: "Flemish Lace Table Cover" by Nellie Clarke Brown, "Knitting and Crochet," "Shades for Small Lights" by Josephine Bruce [article on how to make lampshades made out of cardboard and tissue paper that mimic the appearance of stained glass lampshades], "A Real Irish Crochet Collar" by Lula M. Harvey, "A Color Study for Painting" by E. A. Page, "A Pocket Handkerchief" by Ella Stratton, "Knot Guipure Lace" by Cora J. Loring, "Belts and Card Cases," "Infant's Embroidered Outfit" by Inez E. Fox, "New Ideas for Aprons," "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March [article for Valentine's Day parties], "Helps for Housekeepers" by Sally Lunn [recipes and cooking tips], "Centrepieces in Colors" by Mrs. Redding, "New Lace Centrepieces" by Nellie Clarke Brown, "Cooking Cheap Cuts of Beef" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "Embroidered Table Linen" by I. Emilie Fox, "Embroidered Doilies," "Priscilla Paper Patterns," "Smart Embroidered Gowns and Accessories for Summer" by I. Emilie Fox, "Midwinter Among the Flowers" by Lennie Greenlee, "A Lesson in Dressmaking: The One-Piece Dress" by Martha Dean Hallam, "Dressing Table Hints: Wintry Blasts Cause Many Beauty Troubles" by Annette Beacon, "Mother and Child" [parenting article with advice on how to relax and not be afraid], "Embroidered Stockings," and "Doilies and Lunch Cloth."