The Modern Priscilla: Fancy Work and the Home. December 1911, Volume XXV, No. 10.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration of a woman wearing a red gown and reading the Modern Priscilla. 10 1/4" x 14." Fifty-eight pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back cover has an ad for Baker's Cocoa. Pages and covers are very clean and intact overall. Five small binding holes on left margin of front cover. Slight dampstain on lower-left corner of back 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: "Filet Crochet: A Modern Application of an Ancient Art" by Belle Robinson, "What Sort of Husbands and Wives Do Our Sons and Daughters Want? by Christine Terhune Herrick, "Dresden Ribbon Novelties for Gift-making and Fairs" by Christine Ferry, "Knitted Sweaters" by S. C., "Christmas Stenciling" by Ethelyn J. Morris, "Leather Applique" by Nellie M. Pairpoint, "Cold Weather Comforts in Knitting and Crochet," "Crepe Paper Rope Work for Christmas Presents" by Elizabeth Bissell, "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "Darning as an Embroidery" by Lucia A. Soule, "Bed Decoration in Cut Work Applique" by Mira Burr Edson, "Embroidered Pillows," "Helps for Housekeepers" edited by Sally Lunn, "Experiences of a Home Dressmaker: Making the Silk Petticoat at Home" by Cathleen Cameron, "Braided Rugs" by Mary G. Phillips, "To Amuse the Baby" by Lucia Noble, "Priscilla Fashion Department: Peerless Patterns," "Lace Scarf Ends" by Nellie Clarke Brown, "Centrepiece and Doilies in Maltese Crochet" by Maud D. Burks, "Cake: For Every-Day Use as Well as Occasions" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "Centrepieces and Doilies" by Christine Ferry, "Mother and Child" [parenting advice], "Christmas Greeting Cards" by Agnes Choate, "Making Poinsettias of Silk or Ribbon" by W. H. McCuin, "Marketing the Home Woman's Product: The New Orleans Christian Woman's Exchange" by Mrs. K. K. Blackmar, "Kindergarten Busy Work: What the Little One Can Do for Christmas" by Jane Arnold, "Pretty Things for the Baby" by Catherine Lee Carter, "Lace Doilies" by Cora Anderson, "The Children's Hour: Stories for the Little Ones" by Carolyn Sherwin Bailey, "Priscilla's Dressing Table: The Woman Past Her First Youth" by Annette Beacon, and "Embroidered Nightgown and Flounce" by Catherine Lee Carter.