kids encyclopedia robot

Edwin H. Land facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Edwin H. Land
Edwin Herbert Land

May 7, 1909
Died March 1, 1991(1991-03-01) (aged 81)
Nationality American
Other names Dr. Land
Known for Polarizing film
Land instant camera
Spouse(s) Helen Terre Maislen (m. 1929; 2 children)
Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom (1963)
IRI Medal (1965)
Perkin Medal (1974)
Harold Pender Award (1979)
National Medal of Technology
Fellow of the Royal Society
Scientific career
Influenced Steve Jobs

Edwin H. Land (1909 - 1991) was an American physicist and inventor.

In 1932, he discovered a cheap and easy way to polarize light. In 1937 he set up the Polaroid Corporation to make scientific instruments and anti-glare sunglasses. In 1947 he developed the Polaroid camera. It could print photographs without needing film.

kids search engine
Edwin H. Land Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.