The Modern Priscilla: A Fancy-Work Magazine. May 1911, Volume XXV, No. 3.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration of two young girls playing with a doll and fitting her with a handmade dress. 10 1/4" x 14." Fifty-eight pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back cover has a blue and yellow ad for Old Dutch Cleanser. Inside of back cover has an ad for soap by Armour and Company. Pages and covers 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: "Embroidery for the Wee Baby" by Christine Ferry, "Keeping Your Child Happy" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, "Cross-Stitch Embroidery: A Popular Form of Needlework," "A 'Mother Goose' Nursery" by Ethelyn J. Morris, "Trimmings in Darned Filet" by Penelope Kay, "Dining Room Linens" by Lilian Barton Wilson, "Pretty Things in Crochet for Babies," "Furniture Building in the Home" by Harry A. Packard, "Embroideries for the Baby" by Lilian Barton Wilson, "Helps for Housekeepers" edited by Sally Lunn, "An Excursion in Millinery" by Audley Appo, "Embroidery Stitches and Methods of Work" by Mrs. Archibald H. Christie, "Belgravia Embroidery," "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "Every-Day Home Problems: III. The Purse Bearer" by Lucy A. Yendes, "Suggestions for the Home Laundry" by Emma L. H. Rowe, "Strawberries! Ripe Strawberries!" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "The Fancy Bead Embroidery" by Christine Ferry, "Priscilla Fashion Department: Peerless Patterns," "Putting Away Furs and Woolen Garments" by Emma L. H. Rowe, "A Simple Camp-Cabin" by William Draper Brinckle, "Embroideries for Infants," "Embroidered Hand Bags" by Christine Ferry, "Mother and Child" [parenting advice], "Flower May Baskets" by Agnes M. Choate, "Embroidered Hood Cape," "Priscilla's Dressing Table: Be Your Own Manicure" by Annette Beacon, and "Centrepiece in Colored Embroidery" by Catherine Lee Carter.