The Modern Priscilla. September 1909, Volume XXIII, No. 7.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration by Margaret Fitzhugh Browne of a women who sits in side profile and wears a red dress and red hair ribbon while she embroiders. A picture frame in the background shows a woman sitting at a spinning wheel. 10 1/4" x 14." Fifty-four pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back cover has an ad for Colgate "dental cream" [toothpaste]. 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: "Drawn Work Doily" by Mae Y. Mahaffy, "Hexagon Table Mats in Crochet": by Lula M. Harvey, "Some Pretty Patterns for Fancy Knitting" by Elma Iona Locke, "Embroidered Centrepieces with Coronation Crochet" by Gwen Keys, "Needlework Novelties for the Dining Room" by Catherine Lee Carter, "For Women in Mourning" by Mrs. Hallam, "A Chrysanthemum Punch Bowl" by Harriet Cushman Wilkie, "Beautiful Blouses" by Nellie Clarke Brown, "Stencils for Pillows and Curtains" by Ethelyn J. Morris, "Household Needlework" by Eleanor Clarke, "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "Jellies and Preserves" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "Helps for Housekeepers" edited by Sally Lunn, "The Art of Correct Corseting" by Clarice I. Wile, "Collar in Hedebo Work" by Edmonia B. Johnson, "Pincushions and Towel" by Nellie Clarke Brown, Priscilla Paper Patterns," "Dutch Collar in Irish Crochet," "Boys' Russian Suits," "Mother and Child" [parenting advice], "Priscilla's Dressing Table" by Annette Beacon, "Doll's Garments in Crochet" by Gwen Keys, "Tatted Bow and Jabot" by Jessie M. DeWitt, "Bulbs for the Window Garden" by Amy Rand, and "Dainty Needlework Novelties for Little Folk" by Catherine Lee Carter.