The Modern Priscilla: Fancy Work and the Home. August 1911, Volume XXV, No. 6.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration of a woman holding a bouquet of Black-eyed Susans and wearing a bonnet. 10 1/4" x 14." Thirty-four pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back cover has an ad for Cream of Wheat illustrated by Fletcher Ransom that shows an Old Western town and a man trying to get a hold of his horse; the Cream of Wheat chef stands in the background. Inside of the back cover has an ad for Wrigley's Spearmint Pepsin Gum. 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: "Two Handsome Embroidered Gowns: Suggestions for Early Fall Which May Be Developed in a Variety of Materials" by Inez Fox, "Stenciled Pillows" by W. A. Dickey, "Are You a Flutterbudget?: Little Preachments on Restlessness" [recommendations for how to carry oneself and go about one's day] by Laura A. Smith, "Embroidered Novelties: Practical Suggestions for Christmas Gift Making" by the Priscilla Department of Design, "A Handsome Doily: With Border of Tatting and Novelty Braid" by Jessie M. De Witt, "Furniture Building in the Home: Library Chairs, Table and Foot-Rest Upholstered in Leather" by Harry A. Packard, "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "Cut Work Centrepieces," "Bead Embroidery Blouses" by Christine Ferry, "A Tray in Hammered Copper" by H. M. Lome, "Every-Day Home Problems: IV. A Cool House with the Mercury at 90 Degrees" by Lucy A. Yendes, " "A Dainty Embroidered Bonnet" by Edmonia B. Johnson, "Shirt Waist Ribbons" by Emma L. H. Rowe, "Helps for Housekeepers" edited by Sally Lunn, "Hat Pins and Buttons of Plaited Leather" by Belle Robinson, "Priscilla's Dressing Table: Beauty Aids for the Business Girl" by Annette Beacon, "A Pretty Tea Cosy," "Berries Are Ripe" by Fannie Merritt Farmer [recipes that use berries], "Mother and Child" [parenting advice], "Summer Stationery" by Agnes M. Choate, "Veil in Limerick Lace" by Cora Anderson, "Conventional Centrepieces," and "Handsome Designs for Colored Embroidery" by Catherine Lee Carter.