The Modern Priscilla: Fancy Work and Everyday Housekeeping. June 1912, Volume XXVI, No. 4.

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Book Condition: Collectible-Very Good


Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration of a woman sewing in a swan-shaped gondola on a pond with water lilies. 10 1/4" x 14." Fifty pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back cover has an ad for Colgate's Toilet Soaps. Pages and covers are very clean and intact except for faint pink markings on front cover and piece measuring about 1" x 5 1/2" missing from edge of back cover (only affects advertisements). 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. The following are some of the articles and features in this issue: "A Handsome Coat Suit Trimmed with Irish Crochet Lace in Grape Design" by Lula M. Harvey, "Cross Stitch Pillows" by Christine Ferry, "Stenciling for the Summer House," "Frocks and Aprons for the Little Folks" by Inez Fox, "Irish Crochet Buttons an Accessories for the Linen Suit," "Dainty Candle Shades" by Eva Dean, "Bags in Tatting and Crochet," "Tailored Suit and Blouse in the Popular Punched Embroidery" by Lilian Barton Wilson, "Pearl Bead Hair Ornaments," "Beads and Ornaments from Rose Petals" by Caroline M. Simmons [article about how to make rosary beads], "'Everyday Housekeeping: Devoted to Practical Household Problems; How to Care for the Food, A Common-Sense Talk on an Everyday Problem" by Helen Louise Johnson, "A Dinner by Fireless" by Marion Stilwell [article about the new technology of fireless cookers or ovens], "Coining Time: The Problem of the Sunday Dinner" by Nellie F. Jolly, "How to Preserve Eggs" by Lawrence Irwell, "Luncheons for Bridesmaids and Girl Graduates" by Marjorie March, "Helps for Housekeepers," "Fancy Cases for Ices" by Winnifred Fales, "Frozen Desserts" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "June Flower Place Cards" by Agnes M. Choate, "Suggestions for Early Canning" by Mary H. Northend, "Mother and Child" [parenting advice], "Priscilla Fashion Department: Peerless Patterns," "The Charm of the Japanese Kimono" by Inez E. Fox, "Kindergarten Busy Work" [article about making a basket], and "When the Gold Was Turning Gray" [full page of sheet music].