When US scientist Edwin H. Land invented the first inexpensive filters capable of polarizing light, he called it Polaroid film. The first major applications for the film were for sunglasses and scientific work.
The Polaroid camera
came about through a holiday trip in 1943 to New Mexico when Land's 3-year-old daughter, Jennifer, asked why she could not immediately see the photographs he had taken of her.
The first instant Polaroid Land Cameras went on sale in a Boston department store for $89.75 ($900 in today's money) on November 26, 1948. All 57 had sold by the end of the day.
During this breezy, evocative number, Keith Urban recalls the fond memories of a couple's first meeting.The night it was taken, I didn't have a clue
That someday I'd be something more than just a boy in a Polaroid with you
That first meeting was immortalized in a Polaroid photograph.