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  • Edwin H. Land, founder of Polaroid, leaves Harvard University after his freshman year to pursue his own research on light polarization. Two years later, he files the patent first synthetic polarizer. View Gallery

  • Edwin H. Land establishes Land-Wheelwright Laboratories in Boston with his former Harvard physics professor, George Wheelwright III. They continue to research and to produce synthetic polarizers. View Gallery

  • Polaroid produces glasses, ski goggles, 3D glasses, and dark-adapter goggles for the Army and Navy. View Gallery

  • The Chrysler Corporation presents a 3D movie made possible with unique Polaroid 3D glasses. Its display at the 1939 World's Fair in New York City is the first time an American audience experiences a 3D movie. View Gallery

  • While on vacation with his family, Land's 3-year-old daughter asks why she cant see the picture he has just taken of her. That day, Land conceives of the instant camera. View Gallery

  • On February 21st, Land presents the first demonstration of the instant camera, and wows the audience at the Optical Society of America meeting. View Gallery

  • On November 26, 1948, the first Land camera was sold for $89.95 at Jordan Marsh department store in Boston, Massachusetts. The Model 95 Land camera becomes the prototype for all Polaroid Land cameras produced during next 15 years. View Gallery

  • The one-millionth Polaroid camera rolls off the assembly line. Polaroid products are now distributed in over 45 countries worldwide. View Gallery

  • Polaroid introduces Polacolor, the first instant color film. View Gallery

  • Polaroid releases the Model 100 Land camera, the first fully automatic pack film and exposure control camera. View Gallery

  • The stylish and low priced Polaroid Swinger camera is released and is extremely successful with a younger generation. The catchy "Meet the Swinger" jingle sung by Barry Manilow featuring a young Ali MacGraw makes the camera a household name. View Gallery

  • Polaroid introduces the SX-70 Land camera, the first fully-automatic, motorized, and folding camera with instant color prints. Within a year, the company is producing 5,000 a day. View Gallery

  • Lawrence Olivier becomes an advertising spokesman for the Polaroid SX-70. Life Magazine features the camera and Land on the front cover. View Gallery

  • The Polaroid OneStep Land camera debuts. This inexpensive, fixed-focus camera becomes the best-selling camera, instant or conventional, in the US. View Gallery

  • The Polaroid Spectra System camera is introduced at Jordan Marsh in Boston, 38 years after the first Land camera was announced. View Gallery

  • The Polaroid Captiva camera and film system, an ultra-compact format designed for instant portaits, debuts. Well-known actor comedian Sinbad appears in Polaroid commercials launching the Captive camera products. View Gallery

  • A modern Polaroid OneStep Express is reissued in 1997 with a rounded body and in various color options. View Gallery

  • Polaroid introduces the Polaroid iZone, an instant pocket-sized camera in a wide range of bright colors. The camera's thumbnail-sized prints become a hit amongst teens. View Gallery

  • The Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer debuts in the US. Polaroid Corporation partners with ZINK® Zero Ink® Printing Technology and manufacturers of ZINK Paper®. View Gallery

  • Polaroid launches the Z340 instant digital camera, a fully-functioning digital camera and integrated printer that uses ZINK® Zero Ink® Printing Technology to instantly transform digital pictures into fun 3x4" prints. View Gallery

  • Polaroid introduces the GL10 Instant Mobile Printer. Innovative and simple, the GL10 allows users to instantly print photos from their mobile phones using ZINK® Zero Ink® Printing Technology. View Gallery

  • The Polaroid Z2300 instant digital camera becomes the newest addition to the Polaroid camera line. The innovative digital camera uses ZINK® Zero Ink® Printing Technology to print to print 2x3" sticky-back photos instantly.. View Gallery

  • The first Polaroid Fotobar retail store opens in Delray Beach, Florida. View Gallery

  • The Polaroid Museum opens in the LINQ in Las Vegas. The museum proudly showcases some of the most beautiful, elaborate, and interesting Polaroid photography and artifacts. View Gallery

  • The Polaroid Cube debuts as the newest and smallest Polaroid lifestyle action camera. The 35mm camera is weatherproof, shockproof, mountable and packed with 1080p HD video, 124° wide-angle lens, and built-in battery that records up to 90 minutes. View Gallery

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