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Edwin H. Land

Edwin H. LandAKA Edwin Herbert Land

Born: 7-May-1909
Birthplace: Bridgeport, CT
Died: 1-Mar-1991
Location of death: Cambridge, MA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Inventor, Business

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Polaroid Land Camera

Inventor of the polaroid filter, and of instant photography.

Father: Harry Land (scrap metal recycler, d. 1965)
Mother: Matha Goldfaden
Sister: Helen
Wife: Helen Terre Maislen (m. 1929, two daughters)
Daughter: Jennifer Land Dubois
Daughter: Valerie Land Smallwood

    High School: Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, CT
    University: Harvard University (one year)

    Polaroid Founder (1937)
    Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (1961-77)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1943, President (1951-53)
    National Academy of Sciences 1953
    American Philosophical Society 1957
    National Academy of Engineering 1965
    Royal Institution of Great Britain 1975
    IEEE Honorary (1980)
    Royal Society 1986
    Cosmos Club Award 1970
    Rumford Prize 1945
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1963
    National Medal of Science 1967
    National Medal of Technology and Innovation 1988
    National Inventors Hall of Fame 1977


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