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Polaroid Innovation, Past and Present

From its birth at Harvard to epic legal battles to rebirth as a modern meme, Polaroid has survived 73 rugged years as an American brand, beginning with sunglasses and ending with the death of the film camera. Here we take you through nearly a century of kitsch, technological revolutions and photographic legacy, showing how far the humble camera has come.

From its birth at Harvard to epic legal battles to rebirth as a modern meme, Polaroid has survived 73 rugged years as an American brand, beginning with sunglasses and ending with the death of the film camera. Here we take you through nearly a century of kitsch, technological revolutions and photographic legacy, showing how far the humble camera has come.

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I've written about innovation, design, and technology for Fast Company since 2007. I was the co-founding editor of FastCoLabs

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