Edwin H. Land

Inventor

1909 – 1991

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Who was Edwin H. Land?

Edwin Herbert Land, ForMemRS, FRPS, Hon.MRI was an American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation. Among other things, he invented inexpensive filters for polarizing light, a practical system of in-camera instant photography, and his retinex theory of color vision. His Polaroid instant camera, which went on sale in late 1948, made it possible for a picture to be taken and developed in 60 seconds or less.

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Born
May 7, 1909
Bridgeport
Also known as
  • Edwin Land
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Harvard University
  • Norwich Free Academy
Lived in
  • Bridgeport
Died
Mar 1, 1991
Cambridge

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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