Photographer's Note

From the trunk of the rubber tree is extracted this white liquid, the latex, raw material for the rubber manufacturing. Its discovery and consequent exploitation were essencial to the occupation of the Amazon. The wealth, naturally, was concentrated in the hands of the so called "Rubber Barons".

This picture was taken in the Rubber Tree Museum, by the Negro River side, not distant from the city of Manaus, nevertheless without road access, being accessible only by boat. In this museum, a path in the middle of the jungle allows the visitor to know the rubber tree and to watch the process of latex swab and rubber manufacturing.

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