The Modern Priscilla. January 1914, Volume XXVII, No. 11.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration of a woman wearing an apron and holding a pot while she stands in front of a white tiled wall with a hanging spoon, another pot, and two pans. 10 1/4" x 14." Forty-six pages, complete. Many black and white illustrations and advertisements throughout magazine, complete. Inside of front cover has an ad for Cream of Wheat illustrated by Edward V. Brewer that shows two boys telling their dog to go after a cat perched upon a sign with an image of the Cream of Wheat chef. Back cover has an ad for O-Cedar Mop Polish. Inside of back cover has an ad for Colgate products. Pages and covers are very clean and intact except for a small tear in the lower-right corner of the front cover. 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: "Centrepiece and Doilies in Coronation Cord Crochet," "Five Charming Cushions for Presents" by Lilian Barton Wilson, "Monograms for Household Embroidery" by Wilson, "Knitting and Crocheting for Winter Weather" by Elsa Barsaloux, "New Household Embroideries," "Some of the Many Applications of Cross-Stitch" by Lilian Barton Wilson, "Embroidered Linens for the Guest Room" by Martha Genung Stearns, "Hostess and Guest" by Marjorie March, "Embroideries for the Library or Living Room," "Dainty Things for Baby," "French Knot Embroidery," "Butterfly Designs for China" by N. M. Pairpoint and Harriet Cushman Wilkie, "Knitted Centrepiece and Doilies" by S. Adelbert Wood and Elma Iona Locke, "Priscilla Fashion Department: Of Practical Patterns," "The Home Dressmaker: Young Girls' Dress" by Cathleen Cameron, "Everyday Housekeeping: Why We Should Use Cheese" by Helen Louise Johnson [article about cheese, its varieties, and nutritive value], "Selecting the Table Linen" by Katherine Curtis, "The Everyday Beverage" by Helen Mar Thomson, "Helps for Housekeepers," "Cheese Cookery" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, "Mother Problems" by Maude Kent, "The Home Beautiful: The Hearth" by Dorothy Verrill, "Priscilla Club of Domestic Science for Everyday Housekeepers" by Henrietta D. Grauel, "Health and Beauty: The Care of the Eyes and Brows" by Clara M. Dixon, "Mother's Rainy Day Helper" by Grace W. Ripley [how to make an apron], and "Hardanger Embroidery" by Elma Iona Locke.