The Modern Priscilla: Christmas Issue. December 1909, Volume XXIII, No. 10.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration by C. Allan Gilbert showing a holiday portrait of a woman wearing a winter coat. 10 1/4" x 14." Fifty-eight pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back cover has an ad for Crystal Domino Sugar. 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: "Shirt Waist in Mexican Drawn Work" by Mae Y. Mahaffy, "Jabot Trimmed with Irish Crochet" by Lula M. Harvey, "Two Handsome Raffia Baskets" by Belle Robinson, "Some Pretty Things in Tatting," "Stand Cover in Featheredge Braid and Crochet" by Sarah E. Winslow, "The Art of Fire Carving on Wood" by Edith Robinson, "Blouse of Darned Filet" by Amelia Lehman, "Sealing Wax in Decoration" by Mabel Tuke Priestman, "Dainty Lace Jabots" by Virginia Sheppard, "Crochet Muffler," "Study for Painting: Lake of Garda" by E. A. Page, "Candy Boxes and Baskets" by Josephine Bruce, "Helps for Housekeepers" edited by Sally Lunn, "Priscilla Fashion Department," "Her Christmas Clothes" by Mrs. Hallam, "Miser Purse in Bead Crochet" by Mrs. H. R. Gentsch, "Merry Christmas Morn." [about one page of sheet music], "Christmas Goodies" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "Colored Embroideries" [accompanied by three multicolored illustrations of the knitting models], "Correct Corsets for Slender Figures" by Clarice I. Wile, "Mother and Child" [parenting advice], "Novelties for Christmas" by Rose Richmond, "Priscilla's Dressing Table" by Annette Beacon, and "Christmas Gifts" by Rose Richmond.