The Modern Priscilla. July 1914, Volume XXVIII, No. 5.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration of four people having a small party or get-together on a porch with beverages. The illustration continues on the back and doubles as an advertisement for Lipton's Tea. 10 1/4" x 14." Thirty-four 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 William V. Cahill that shows the Cream of Wheat chef being photographed by a young girl. Pages and covers are very clean and intact. Minimal age wear. A fine copy. 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: "Luncheon Linens in White Embroidery" by Ethelyn J. Morris, "Edgings and Insertions in Knitting and Crochet," "Luncheon Sets in Embroidery Tatting and Crochet," "Some Very Simple Adaptations from the Very Elaborate Italian Cut Work" by Lilian Barton Wilson, "Our Nation's First Birthday: As Described by Mistress Prudence Wentworth in Her Diary" [fourth installment of a historical fiction short story series inspired by Prudence Wentworth's diary which was written during the eighteenth century and found in Provincetown, Massachusetts], "Pink and White Embroideries for Children" by Edmonia B. Johnson, "Patriotism and Hospitality" by Marjorie March, "An Attractive Luncheon Set" by Madeline Mudge, "Diana Floral Beads Made from Bread Crumbs" by Ida D. Ekbergh, "Reed Desk Lamps Which Are Easy to Make" by Margaret Rice, "Embroidery for Blouses" by Helen Bailey, "Trimming and Neckwear in Padded Tatting" by Jessie M. De Witt, "Priscilla Fashion Department of Practical Patterns: Infants' Set of Long Clothes," "Summer Sewing for Little Girls" by Sonja Danfeldt, "The Priscilla Juniors: A Club for Boys and Girls," "Everyday Housekeeping: What to Put in the Picnic Basket" by Mary Harrod Northend, "Transforming an Old Farmhouse" by Margaret Rutherford, "Shall the Conscientious Housekeeper Use Tinned Meats?" by Winnifred Harper Cooley [article promotes tinned or canned meats as being safe to eat and nutritious], "Helps for Housekeepers," "Blackberries for Winter" by Elma Iona Locke, "'My Favorite Recipes': Frozen Desserts," "Preserving Time" by Fannie Merritt Farmer, and "Novelties in Collars" by Virginia Sheppard.