By Michael Cook
Harold Edgerton was one of the best inventor that ever lived! Harold was very smart when he was he was a boy, he went to M.I.T. He invented the stop action photograph. This camera helped America in countless ways. He will always be remembered.
Harold Edgerton was born in Fremont Nebraska 1903. He was the oldest of three. His parents were Frank and Mary Edgerton. Motors and machines all caught young Harold’s attention. Harold loved taking apart things, seeing how they worked and fixing them.
Harold’s uncle Ralph Edgerton, was a studio photographer, Harold became interested in photography as well! Harold worked summers during high school at the Nebraska power and light company. He cleaned and he fixed. Harold liked this because it gave him a challenge with what was happening each day.
A little while after Harold great invention, he got a PHD at M.I.T. He decided to be a teacher there. He got his name “Doc Edgerton” after he got his PHD, Doc worked on pictures some more. He invented the underwater camera, also a in the dark camera. Also much more. He died in 1987, at the age of 84.