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To: ConservativeMan55

My Mom had her picture taken by Edward Land, a friend of her boss, over 60 years ago.

The entire office was stunned when Mr. Land pulled the film out of the camera, coated it with a noxious chemical, and waited as my mother’s image appeared.

Turned out that she was the first woman to have her portrait taken with a Polaroid Prototype Camera.

I think she still might have that picture...somewhere.


5 posted on 03/22/2013 10:58:06 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: left that other site

If she does have it, and provenance that it is the first, it would be worth tens of thousands of dollars to a collector.


9 posted on 03/22/2013 11:27:47 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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Cool story!


18 posted on 03/23/2013 9:00:51 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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