Techland at Time nagazine, Polaroidland, and Vintage Obsession, all on the Web, recently posted about the original Polaroid Model 95A Land Camera and Type 47 film. It was a vast improvement over the old original film which faded, but it required the use of a minature squeegee to save the print. Its speed of 3000 ASA was a remarkable accomplishment allowing its use in low light levels.
My late wife, Ruth, and our newborn daughter, Lily, November 1960
Lily as a toddler, with her grandfather, summer 1962
I took these photos with a Model 95A. All of them are over 50 years old, and except for some very minor scratches along the left edge of the top print, they are in perfect archival condition. This has been accomplished with a minimum of care and storing in the pockets of an off-the-shelf photo album of clear vinyl pages. Polaroid always made it clear to its customers to avoid gluing picture corners to the black pages of what are now considered old-fashioned photo albums.
Please click on the links above to view and read more about this film from Harry McCracken and Chrisopher Bonanaos, two published authors and student Derek Butler.
And, many thanks once again to Jim Coudal.