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  • Rubber trees : close-up

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a rubber plantation with the focus on the trunks of rubber trees which have been tapped for latex. One gives a close view of the skilful, even cuts made in the bark to make the latex flow. Date of creation estimated. Title devised by Library staff.
  • A rubber plantation : general view [2]

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    A negative of a photo taken of a rubber plantation full of rubber trees. In the distance, there are two men, who looks as if they are tapping the rubber from the rubber trees. The photo may have been taken amongst trees as there are branches with leaves in the...
  • Rubber production : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a process in the production of rubber for commercial uses. Three men are seen flattening rubber sheets through rolling machines in a shed with zinc walls and ceiling. Title devised by Library staff.
  • A rubber plantation : general view [3]

    Nature and Environment · Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a mature rubber plantation. A tree has either fallen on the ground or been felled. A man in a suit is seated on a log. Title devised by Library staff. Date of creation estimated
  • Rubber sheets drying : general view

    Economy · Percy Hill Collection
    This photonegative shows a stage in the rubber industry and trade. Rubber sheets need to be dried before they are ready for packing and export. A man is seen sitting on the floor probably making rubber rolls. Many rubber sheets are hanging from the ceiling to dry them. Title devised...