The Modern Priscilla: Fancy Work and the Home. July 1912, Volume XXVI, No. 5.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration of a girl in an orange dress winding a ball of yarn while an older man sits in front of her holding the other end looped around his hands. 10 1/4" x 14." Thirty-eight pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Back cover has an ad for Mennen's Talcum Powder. Inside of back cover has an ad for Wrigley's Spearmint Gum. Pages and covers are very clean and intact except for a tear on Pages 15 and 16 measuring about 4 1/2." 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: "Mosaic Cross Stitch" by Belle Robinson, "Easy Work for Lazy Days" by Christine Ferry [sewing projects], "A Page of Dainty Hardanger Embroidery" by Mrs. Pedersen and Elma Iona Locke, "Dainty Garments for the Bride's Trousseau," "Baby Things" by Ethelyn J. Morris, "Net Curtains with Darned Borders" by Frances A. Harris, "Colored Studies for Household Decorations: Treatment in Oil Colors" by Edward A. Page, "The July Hostess" by Marjorie March, "Hand Painted Dresser Set" by Maud H. Baker, "Collar and Rever in Punched Embroidery" by Lilian Barton Wilson, "The Popular Cap," "Fruit Centrepiece in Punch Work," "Summer Hats of Crepe Paper" by Winnifred Fales, "'Everyday Housekeeping: Devoted to Practical Household Problems; Guarding the Family Funds" by Eleanor Savage Hollowell, "Helps for Housekeepers," "Weeding Out the House" by Leslie Bright, "Butter and Butter Substitutes" by Fannie Eugenie Saville, "A Handsome Luncheon Cloth and Some Doilies," "In Raspberry Time" by Elma Iona Locke, "'For Man Must Eat': Ideal Breadmaking [by Marion Stilwell]; Cold Desserts [by Mary H. Northend]," "Embroidered Doily Sets for the Tea Table," "Vegetable Canning" by Marion Stilwell, "Mid-Summer Fashions," "Three Old-time Favorites: Pies 'Like Mother Used to Make'" by Marion Stilwell [pumpkin, apple, and mince meat pie], "Summer Beverages" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, and "Priscilla's Dressing Table: The Plain Girl Should Make Friends with Certain Vegetables" by Annette Beacon.