The Polaroid company, which started in Cambridge and spread across several towns, was a juggernaut of innovation. In modern terms, Polaroid was the Apple of its time with a Steve Jobsian leader in Edwin Land, a scientist who guided the company as the CEO for several decades.
Polaroid was feisty, ubiquitous and pioneering while fending off copycats in court. But the company suffered a long decline starting in the '80s leading to bankruptcy in the 2000s. Take a look at its history, its lasting impact, and future possibilities.