Edwin Herbert Land, Dr.

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Edwin Herbert Land, Dr.

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
Death: March 1, 1991 (81)
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Harry Land (Salmanovitz) and Martha Matie F. Land
Husband of <private> Land (Terre)
Father of <private> Dubois (Land) and <private> Smallwood (Land)
Brother of Helen Land

Occupation: Inventor of the Polariod Camera
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About Edwin Herbert Land, Dr.

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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Edwin Herbert Land, Dr.'s Timeline

May 7, 1909
Bridgeport, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
March 1, 1991
Age 81
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts