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Why Polaroid Inspired Both Steve Jobs and Andy Warhol

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Christopher Bonanos, New York

Christopher Bonanos of New York chronicles the rise and fall of Polaroid.

Credit: Ellen McDermott

Few companies can claim they altered the path of an entire medium but that’s exactly what Polaroid did in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s to photography. Founded by Edwin H. Land in 1937, Polaroid was the Apple of its day and Land, the original Steve Jobs.

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