Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/10/27[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
I am an amateur of books about photography written in the period between the world wars, and particularly for books on tabletop photography -- the photography of miniatures in simulated scenes from fantasy or life. (Why a man in his thirties should be interested in books about a silly hobby from 60 or 70 years ago is beyond me. I don't actually do much tabletop photography, although I have done some; mostly I find the books very charming, with their muddy pictorialist photos and their earnest advice on making greeting cards from tabletop photos.) I've noticed that many of these old books are written by people whose names are followed by the initials A.R.P.S. For example, the author, or a name on a picture credit, will be given as Henry G. Russell, A.R.P.S. Does anyone on the list know what A.R.P.S. stands for? - -Patrick P.S. If you should happen to have any books on tabletop photography for sale, I'm always in the market.