POLAROID CAMERA DEBUTED ON THIS DATE IN 1947

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Edwin Land,above, demonstrated the Polaroid Land Camera to the Optical
Society of America in New York City. It was the first camera to take, develop
and print a picture on photo paper all in about 60 seconds.The photos were
in black and  white. The new camera went on sale the following year.

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Pictured is the Polaroid model 95

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GAS RATIONING ON THIS DATE IN 1942

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President Roosevelt ordered the wartime rationing
of gasoline nationwide. A person had to present a
a gas card and have a sticker on their vehicle
when making a gasoline purchase. Books of
ration stamps were also issued for other
commodities during World War ll.

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              Example of a gas ration card.

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A vehicle with a gas ration sticker in the window.

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