Cover for Modern Priscilla, April 1922
Date: 1922
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm) frame: 24 × 20 1/2 in. (61 × 52.1 cm)
Illustration Citation: Cover for Modern Priscilla, April 1922
Credit Line: Gift of Sharon S. Galm, 2011
Object Number: 2011-18
About: The women's magazine Modern Priscilla expanded from its initial concentration on needlework to other aspects of domestic life, as well as fiction and current events. Readers would have recognized the title as a reference to Priscilla Mullins (1602-1685), the accomplished spinner celebrated in Henry Wadworth Longfellow's popular poem "The Courtship of Miles Standish." The vibrant colors and the girl's animated expression created an eye-catching design for newsstand shoppers.
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