The Modern Priscilla: A Fancy Work Magazine. June 1911, Volume XXV, No. 4.

Price: $15.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration by Alice Ercle Hunt of a woman making an embroidery in a garden with roses and a sundial. 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 the Cream of Wheat chef bringing three bowls of the porridge to a group of people in a garden. Inside of back cover has an ad for Wrigley's Spearmint Pepsin Gum. Pages and covers are very clean and intact overall. Five small binding holes on left margin of front cover. Lower-right corner of front cover has a tear. 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 Handsome Nightgown in French Embroidery" by Christine Ferry, "A Page of Original Knitted Edgings" by Elma Iona Locke, "Hand Painted China for Milady's Toilet Table" by Maude H. Baker and H. C. Wilkie, "Hatpins in Irish Crochet" by Lula M. Harvey and Anna Wuerfel Brown, "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "A Handsome Princess Slip," "Belt in German Knot Stitch," "Doily with Crocheted Border" by Gwen Keys, "Embroidered Auto Bonnet" by W. H. McCuin [balaclava], "Frozen Dishes" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "Suggestions for June Entertaining" by Marjorie March, "Helps for Housekeepers" edited by Sally Lunn, "Embroidered Linen Parasol and Bags," "Priscilla Fashion Department: Peerless Patterns," "Mother and Child" [parenting advice], "When the Children Entertain" [recipes for ice cream and instructions and models (that can be purchased) for children's decorative place cards], "The Children's Hour: Stories for the Little Ones" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, "Coiffures Must Accentuate the Contour of the Head," "Priscilla's Dressing Table" by Annette Beacon, and "Silver for Bridal Gifts" by Emma L. H. Rowe.