The Modern Priscilla. February 1910, Volume XXIII, No. 12.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration by O. T. Jackman of a woman embroidering while riding a mule, which carries fruits in baskets on its back. 10 1/4" x 14." Fifty pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back cover has an ad for Cream of Wheat that shows a child playing with toy blocks that form an image of the Cream of Wheat chef. 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: "Flower Jabot in Irish Crochet" by Anna Wuerfel Brown, "The Art of Transferring Old Embroidery" by Edmonia B. Johnson, "Orchid Centrepiece with Mexican Drawn Work" by Flora L. Nickerson, "Attractive Household Embroideries" by Mae Y. Mahaffy, "Patterns for Bedspreads in Knitting and Crochet" by Belle Robinson, "New Designs in Embroidered Centrepieces" by Ethelyn J. Morris, "Artistic and Useful Screens" by T. Celestine Cummings, "Painting: Dutch Children Playing Marbles," "Beautiful New Pillows" by Margaret P. Boyle, "Pieces in Darned Huckaback" by Mae Y. Mahaffy, "Mother and Child" [parenting advice], "Jabot in Point Lace" by Nellie Clarke Brown, "Helps for Housekeepers" edited by Sally Lunn, "Baby's Bootee and Nightingale," "Designs for Ecclesiastical Embroidery" by Edith Robinson, "Priscilla Fashion Department," "Stylish Frocks for Children" by Inez Redding, "Pretty Place Cards" by Agnes M. Choate, "Dining Room Embroideries" by Inez Redding, "With the Chafing Dish" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "Embroidered Table Linen" by Edith Robinson, "Memorandum Pad for the Kitchen" by Catherine Lee Carter, "The First Gardening" by Amy Carol Rand, "Priscilla's Dressing Table" by Annette Beacon, "Pretty Things for the Baby" by Louise Chamberlayne, and "A Non-Silk Fabric Is Now the Preferred Petticoat Material."