Edwin H. Land

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Birthday
7, 1909
Birthplace
Bridgeport, CT
Death Date
Mar 1, 1991 (81)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1909
Birthplace
Bridgeport, CT
Death Date
Mar 1, 1991 (81)

About

CO-founder of the Polaroid corporation who invented inexpensive filters for cameras. He also helped develop dark-adaptation goggles, target finders, the first passively guided smart bombs for the US Army during World War II.

Before Fame

He briefly attended Harvard University but soon left the prestigious university to move to New York City, where he began working on filters that were capable of polarizing light.

Trivia

The Polaroid instant camera, which he developed and which went on sale in late 1948, made it possible for a picture to be taken and developed in 60 seconds or less.

Family Life

His father operated a scrap metal yard.

Associated With

He helped launch the careers of artists who utilized Polaroid cameras such as Andy Warhol.