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[Polaroid, Cambridge, MA] A registered trademark for a series of products, most notably instant photographic film. Developed by Edwin H. Land in 1926, the first Polaroid product was a polarizing sheet with aligned crystals embedded in plastic. After a series of products, including light filters, infrared goggles, color-view microscopes, the company introduced the Polaroid Land camera with instant developing film in 1948. Polaroid instant film is now available for black and white prints, color prints, color slides (Polachrome), blue and white slides (Polablue), and black and white slides (Polapan).


Synonyms and Related Terms

Polachrome; Polablue; Polapan

Additional Information

Polaroid: Website

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Luis Nadeau, Luis Nadeau, Encyclopedia of Printing, Photographic, and Photomechanical Processes, Atelier, New Brunswick, 1997
  • The Dictionary of Art, Grove's Dictionaries Inc., New York, 1996 Comment: "Photography"
  • Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: Technology of Photography. Encyclopdia Britannica. Retrieved April 29, 2004, from Encyclopdia Britannica Premium Service.
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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