Maureen (Hannigan) Wurtz submitted this Polaroid taken in December 2000 at the Publix store at the Strand. Wurtz writes, "John and I were just engaged to be married and Santa noticed our beaming faces. We were very much in love. It was Christmas time and we shared our good news with Santa. I'm also happy to mention we'll be celebrating our seventh wedding anniversary on May 4th."
Maybe you still use it now and then. Or perhaps it’s gathering dust on some shelf in the garage or waiting in a box, ready for your next yard sale. Your Polaroid. Brownies and Instamatics were fine, but no other camera gave the shooter the immediacy, the intimacy and the elation of reproducing life in their hand.