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07/05/1909 American inventor Edwin Land is born


Edwin H. Land in "The Long Walk" (1970; directed by Bill Warriner for Polaroid Corporation)


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Edwin Land invented the one-step process for developing and printing photographs. It was the greatest innovation in photography since the introduction of roll film. Land's revolutionary camera was called Polaroid, as well as the company he founded. Development and print by Polaroid took only sixty seconds.
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