THE MODERN PRISCILLA: Home Needlework and Everyday Housekeeping, July 1918. Isaiah C. Parrott.

THE MODERN PRISCILLA: Home Needlework and Everyday Housekeeping, July 1918.

Boston: Priscille Publ. Co., 1918. First Edition. Softcover. Folio, 36pp; illustrations in the text. A full-page color ad inside the cover shows a black boy eating a bowl of Cream of Wheat as half a watermelon is neglected. Inside the back cover is a full-page color ad for "The Cascades" ballroom at the Biltmore Hotel. Bound in pictorial wrappers, 13.75" x 10.25" Very Good. Item #041327

A surprising amount of material re World War I is found in this issue. On page 1 is "What Are You Doing to Help Win the War?" All of page 4 is given to "Spies and Lies," a warning that begins "German agents are everywhere...." Page 10 offers "First Aids to a War-time Dress Allowance." On page 13 are sewing projects for "the girl over here, and the boy 'over there'." Page 25 features "Meet Portia Smiley and The Corn Cake" with a Mammy figure demonstrating how it is done, along with detailed recipes. The rest of the issue is devoted to housekeeping tips, women's fashions, cookery, etc.

Price: $25.00

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