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Edwin L. Wisherd (1900-1970). In 1919 he began working for National Geographic as a laboratory assistant. He didn’t know anything about photography, but it proved quick to learn and within a few years he became an expert slabs autochromes. In the 1930s he was a pioneer of Kodachrome 35mm. In those years he was appointed director of the laboratory of the Society, making it one of the most productive American publishing.