The Modern Priscilla: Fancy Work and Everyday Housekeeping. May 1913, Volume XXVII, No. 3.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration titled "English Embroidery 12th Century" that shows a lady wearing a dress from the time period and making an embroidery on a wooden frame. 10 1/4" x 14." Fifty-eight pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Inside of front cover has an ad illustrated by Leslie Thrasher for Cream of Wheat that shows two boys "Playing Hookey" [title of illustration] and hiding behind a sign with a picture of the Cream of Wheat chef. Back cover has an ad for Old Dutch Cleanser. Inside of back cover has an ad for Wrigley's Spearmint Gum. Pages and covers are intact (i.e., no severe chipping of tearing) but there is dampstaining throughout. 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: "The Decorative Possibilities of Stenciling" by Millie E. Starbuck, "Beautiful Embroidered Shades for the Lamp and Table Candles" by Lilian Barton Wilson, "Pretty Accessories for the Summer Toilette" by Wilson, "A Lesson in Lacemaking: Irish Crochet and Needlepoint" by Wilson, "Dainty Frocks for the June Graduate" by Wilson, "Crocheted Bedspread" by Mrs. Norman Hopkins and Eliza A. Taylor, "French Knot Embroideries for the Dining Room" by Mildred H. Inslee, "Embroidered Tea Set in Pink, Greens and Browns" by Ethelyn J. Morris, "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "Crocheted Edgings" by Lula M. Harvey, "Three Pillow Designs with Darned Background" by Lois T. Rice, "The New Bead Coat Chain," "Hat and Parasol" by Virginia Sheppard, "Collar in Venetian Crochet" by Belle Ulp, "Decorations for the Summer Camp" [projects made out of hemlock bark], "A Home Made Chair-Table" by A. E. Swoyer [furniture that converts between chair and table], "Priscilla Fashion Department," "The Home Dressmaker: Russian Blouse of Ratine" by Cathleen Cameron, "Everyday Housekeeping: Furnishing a Summer Cottage for Ninety Dollars" by Adelaide Allen Andrews, "A Group of Excellent Soups" by Mrs. Minnie A. Emmons, "The Cost of Food" by Helen Louise Johnson, "Helps for Housekeepers," "Early Vegetables" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "Daily Menus for May" by Rosamond Lampman, "Storing the Family Furs" by Addie Farrar, "The Home Beautiful: The Bungalow" by Dorothy Verrill, "Making Use of the Kitchen Porch" by William Draper Brinckle, "Treatment of Floors" by Margaret P. Boyle, "Mother Problems" by Maude Kent, "Health and Beauty: The Care of the Feet" by Mrs. C. Eleanor Mather, "Insect Pests in the Garden" by Clarence Sturgis, "An Inexpensive Bungalow" by E. Lundborg, and "New Summer Neckwear" by Sally P. Moses.