HIST 1010 Lecture 4: Numbers you must know about Polaroid



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1. In 1960’s, a Polaroid marketing executive estimated that 1/2 of the households in the United States have acquired Polaroid cameras.

2. In 1977, the company celebrated the 30th anniversary of instant photography with a $100,000 party. More than 6 million Polaroid cameras were sold that year.

3. That pioneering by Dr. Land, who held 533 US patents by the time he retired in 1982, is the second highest to Thomas Edison’s 1,093.

4. Land had guided Polaroid as the founding CEO for 43 years.

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