American scientist and inventor, best known as the co-founder of the Polaroid Corporation and the Polaroid instant camera.
Edwin Land was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, to Matha (Goldfaden) and Harry Land, owner of a scrap metal yard. Land's parents were of Eastern European Jewish descent. Married Helen Terre Maislen in 1929; 2 children.
Land died on March 1, 1991 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is buried in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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