The Modern Priscilla


December 2011

This December exhibit featured vintage magazine covers from The Modern Priscilla, a periodical published between 1887 and 1930. It started out preaching "Better Homes Through Better Needlework," but by the early 1900s added recipes, china painting, and quality fiction to the dress patterns and fancywork.

In keeping with the season, several of the covers on exhibit had a Christmas or winter theme.

NYSL catalog record for The Modern Priscilla

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Exhibit curated by Shawn Purcell

Last Updated: August 15, 2017