The Modern Priscilla: Fancy Work and Everyday Housekeeping. August 1912, Volume XXVI, No. 6.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration by O. T. Jackman of man and woman in traditional Mexican dress sitting on a bench. The man plays a guitar while the woman sits with a piece of embroidery on her lap. 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 Kellogg's Toasted Corn Flakes that shows a young boy reaching for a box of the cereal on a table. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. 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: "Opera Bag in Irish Crochet" by Lula M. Harvey, "The New Venetian Crochet: Reticella Designs" by Harvey, "Novelties in Punched Work" by Lilian Barton Wilson, "Embroidery for the Summer Porch" by Wilson, "Pretty Things in Gold Thread for Theatre Use," "Some New Ways of Using Cotton Soutache" by Wilson, "For the College Room" by Ethelyn J. Morris, "Applique Patchwork" by Josephine Bruce, "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March," "Bedroom Linens in Chrysanthemum Design" by Inez E. Fox, "Chafing Dish Set in Punched Work," "Floral Protectors for Crochet Hooks" by Anna Wuerfel Brown, "'Everyday Housekeeping': Preparing the Sunday Evening Supper" by Marion Stilwell, "Helps for Housekeepers," "Watching the Outgo" [financial advice], "'For Man Must Eat': When the Milk Soured [by Eleanor Robbins Wilson]; Sunday Dinners [by Helen Glenn]," "Hot Weather Beverages" by Elma Iona Locke, "Preserves and Pickles" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "New Dress Models," and "New Neckwear" by Christine Ferry.