The Modern Priscilla: Fancy Work and Everyday Housekeeping. June 1913, Volume XXVII, No. 4.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration titled "Algerian Method of Needlework--Centuries Old" that shows a woman in traditional Algerian dress making an embroidery on a table while she sits in a courtyard. 10 1/4" x 14." Fifty pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Inside of front cover has an ad for Cream of Wheat that shows the Cream of Wheat chef serving a bowl of the porridge to a girl at a table. Back cover has an ad for Colgate's Talc Powder. 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: "H. R. H. The Baby," "Simple Hats for Little Maids" by Lilian Barton Wilson, "The Beautiful Needlepoint Background as Used in Irish Lace" by Wilson, "When We Crochet for Baby: New Jackets and Baubles in Zephyr" by Wilson, "Little Hand-Made Frocks for the Wee One" by Wilson, "For the Little Mother" by M. Alethea Mather [doll clothes], "Pretty Commencement Frocks Which May Be Used for Any Midsummer Function," "Novelty Braid Crochet" by Elsa P. Masterman, "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "Macrame Bag of Fancy Tinsel Cord" by Belle Robinson, "Crocheted Garments for Dolly" by Mrs. L. B. Edwards, "Knitting for Infants," "Play Rugs for the Nursery" by N. M. Pairpoint, "Bohemian Lace" by Ethelyn J. Morris, "Priscilla Fashion Department," "The Home Dressmaker: A Best Dress the Little Girl Will Like" by Cathleen Cameron, "Everyday Housekeeping: The Senior Luncheon" by Mrs. M. A. Emmons, "Preserves and Pickles for the Bride's Preserve Closet" by Estelle Lambert Matteson, "The Business Girl Bride: Luncheon Dishes" by Helen Van Derveer, "Helps for Housekeepers," "Some Points About Bluing" by Margaret Soundstrom [bluing white fabric], "An Automatic Servant: The Kitchen Cabinet" by Elise Ward Morris, "Some Eggless Recipes" by Elma Iona Locke, "How to Market Intelligently" by Helen Louise Johnson [advice for economical purchasing], "Frozen Desserts" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "Mother Problems" by Maude Kent, "The Home Beautiful: Preparing the Home for the Summer" by Dorothy Verrill, and "Health and Beauty: The Teeth and Mouth" by Mrs. C. Eleanor Mather.