The Modern Priscilla: Children's Number. May 1909, Volume XXIII, No. 3.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration by Margaret Fitzhugh Browne showing a mother measuring the waist of her young daughter for a clothes fitting. 10 1/4" x 14." Forty pages, complete (some of the pages appear to be misbound with a few of the front pages in the back and a few of the back pages in the front). Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back cover has an ad for Fairbank's Soaps. 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: "Crocheted Articles for the Baby," "Ideas for Dolls' Garments Adapted for Children" by Catherine Lee Carter, "A Child's Room with Stenciled Decorations" by Amy Carol Rand, "Dainty Turnover Collars in Irish Crochet" by Lula M. Harvey, "Fashion Notes for May" by Mrs. Hallam, "Baby's Cap in Teneriffe Lace" by Mae Y. Mahaffy, "Doilies for Children," "A Child's Breakfast Set: Milk Pitcher and Bowl" by Harriet Cushman Wilkie, "A Graduate's Dress" by Emilie Fox, "Chafing Dish Apron and Wallachian Waist," "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "Infant's Bib and Cap" by Edmonia B. Johnson, "Priscilla's Dressing Table: Regarding the Mouth and Deep Breathing" by Annette Beacon [health advice and physical exercises], "Vegetables a la Hindu" by Nihal Singh [recipes for Indian cuisine], "Sweets That Please and Do Not Hurt the Little Folks" by Fannie Merritt Farmer [dessert recipes], "A Lesson in Dressmaking: Children's Clothes" by Martha Dean Hallam, "Priscilla Paper Patterns," "Mother and Child Department" [parenting article that includes advice about children owning pets], "New Centerpiece and Pillow," "Paper Dolls" [facing page includes models for "Mother Goose Children"], "Dutch Collar and Embroidered Belts" by Inez Redding, and "Child's Embroidered Guimpe."