Gutta Percha – definition

Sixth-plate ambrotype of black woman holding white baby

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Gurney daguerreotype portrait of a young girl in hat

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A circa 1870 half plate daguerreotype photograph of men playing cards with Turner Brothers Whiskey bottle

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A Civil War tintype of a Union cavalry officer wearing gauntlets

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Gutta Percha

Gutta percha is defined as a tough plastic substance made from the latex of several Malaysian trees (generally Payena and Palaquium) of the sapodilla family that resembles rubber but contains more resin, and is used especially as insulation and in dentistry.

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