Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy 100th Birthday Edwin Land


I recently posted about my new obsession with Polaroid cameras. Today would have been the 100th birthday of Edwin Land, the inventor of polaroid photography. The first polaroid camera was sold to the public in 1948. Land was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award given to a U.S. citizen, in 1963 for his work in optics. He passed away in 1991 at the age of 81.

2 comments:

Mango Power Girl said...

happy b'day dr.land! we're keeping your dream alive in our obsession...70yrs apart ;) who knew i'd go crazy for them :)

like a library book said...

damn right, Moh ! you're the whole reason my obsession started. and I thank you for that !!

very fitting that you two share a birthday too. :)