When it was launched in 1947, the Polaroid instant camera represented the biggest breakthrough in photographic technology since the introduction in 1888 of the Kodak Box Camera ("You Push the Button, We Do the Rest"). Kodak's system required that an amateur photographer send in the camera and the exposed film as a package; in return, the photographer would receive printed photographs and negatives. Polaroid, decades later, cut out the middleman. The Polaroid Instant Camera allowed photographers the opportunity to have pictures develop right... More >>>