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A New Posing Rest
1869, 5 March
Published in "The Illustrated Photographer: Scientific and Art Journal" (London: 1869), Volume 2, March 5th, 1869, p.114
Our American photographic contemporary, Humphrey's Journal, describes a new posing rest, invented by Mr. Charles Kruger, and intended to afford greater scope for its use in connection with an enlarged variety of positions or attitudes. The difficulty of getting rid of the upright stem of the rest now in use is often a puzzling one, and the difficulty of concealing the stand from which it springs is often no less. Moreover, the stand and upright are required to be concealed behind the sitter, whereas it is often advisable to place it to the right or left. We have not seen Mr. Kruger's stand, nor has he fully described it, so that we can only give our readers the copy of a sketch of it which appeared in the above-mentioned journal in connection with a pose decidedly calculated to test its plasticity. The only question in our mind is, can a rest thus made be sufficiently rigid to resist pressure, and be a rest in something more than name? If it be so, then those who use a rest should decidedly give their attention to Kruger's.