The Modern Priscilla. June 1910, Volume XXIV, No. 4.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration of a woman looking out of a window at a boat on the water. 10 1/4" x 14." Forty-two pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back cover has an ad for Cream of Wheat that shows a woman preparing food with a magazine on her lap with the Cream of Wheat chef on its cover; a young boy is next to her and says, "Becky, I know him." 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: "A Beautiful Opera Bag in Irish Crochet" by Anna Wuerfel Brown, "Embroidered Initials and Their Uses" by Edmonia B. Johnson, "Centerpiece in Lace, Embroidery, and Irish Crochet" by Nellie Clarke Brown, "Rose Decorations for a Girl's Chamber" by Louise E. Dew [floral stenciling patterns], "A Colonial Bungalow" by William Draper Brinckle [blueprints for a colonial bungalow], "Centrepiece in Fayal Drawn Work and Crochet" by C. L. Carter, "Attractive Designs in Roman Cut Work" by Ethelyn J. Morris, "China Painting: Sweet Corn Platter" by Harriet Cushman Wilkie, "Chanticleer Pillow," "A Simple Summer Suit," "Helps for Housekeepers" edited by Sally Lunn, "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "Corset Devices and Accessories" by Clarice I. Wile, "Early Fruit Desserts" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "Housekeeper's Question Box" by Doris Richards, "Medallions in Bobbin Lace" by Ellen Lawrence, "Silver Plate for Table Use: Suggestion for Wedding and Anniversary Gifts," "Girls' and Misses' Middy or College Dress" by Mrs. Hallam, "Irish Crochet Garnitures" by Margaret Buckingham, "Knitted Outing Jacket" by Gwen Keys, "New Ways of Arranging the Hair," "Mother and Child" [parenting advice], "Stenciled "Parasols" by Josephine Bruce, "Priscilla's Dressing Table" by Annette Beacon [how to straighten posture and straighten shoulders], and "Canoe Pillows" [models for pillows and an accompanying page of illustrations in color].