The Modern Priscilla. April 1915, Volume XXVIX, No. 2.

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Original publisher's multicolored wrapper with an illustration by George Straub of a woman sitting on a chair and making an embroidered luncheon cloth in a room with a decorative folding screen while another woman holds part of her work and examines it. 10 1/4" x 14." Fifty-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 Edward V. Brewer that shows Rip Van Winkle emerging from the woods with an intrigued expression on his face as he looks at a sign that advertises Cream of Wheat. Back cover has an ad for Coca-Cola showing three women drinking the soda from glasses. An original unused subscription renewal form is tipped-in on Page 3. 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: "For the Bride's Linen" by Lilian Barton Wilson, "Luncheon Set of Filet Crochet with Dots in Cluny Effect" by Wilson, "Designs for Monogrammed and Banded China" by Mary Turner Barrows, "When Easter Lilies Blow" by Marjorie March [ideas for entertaining], "Cut-Work Luncheon Doilies" by Edmonia B. Johnson, "Tatted Wheels Used on Household Linens" by Louie Kilgour, "Hemstitching Combined with Embroidery" by Carol Cox, "Crocheted Table Mats for Hot Dishes," "Cases for Table Linens" by Hazel B. Glover, "Priscilla Fashion Department: Peerless Patterns," "Gretchen's Wardrobe" [doll clothes], "Everyday Housekeeping: The Personal Touch a Bride May Give Her Wedding" by Mary Harrod Northend, "Easter Favors" by Carrie D. McComber, "Helps for Housekeepers," "More Housekeeping Adventures as Told by Dorothy," "Fireless Cookery Recipes from Miss Farmer's School of Cookery" [by Fannie Merritt Farmer?], "Dainty Colors and Their Laundering" by Mrs. Minnie A. Emmons, "Priscilla Club of Domestic Science for Everyday Housekeepers" by Henrietta D. Grauel, "Mother Problems" by Maude Kent, "A Woman's Vegetable Garden" by M. Roberts Conover, "The Humble Brush" by Alice Margaret Ashton [different uses for different types of brushes], "Correct Engraving" by Anne Emerson [design and etiquette for wedding invitations], and "White Bedroom Linens Embroidered in Floral Design" by Lois Tolman Rice.