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Namesake: Mercedes Jellinek aged 11. Emil Jellinek initially chose the first name of his daughter as a pseudonym for his own involvement in racing with vehicles from Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft; it later became the brand name.
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In 1939, engineer Béla Barényi, pioneer of passive safety, joins Daimler-Benz AG. Portrait photo of Barényi from the 1950s.
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Sporting elegance: The “Lady in Red” by Offelsmeyer Cucuel for Mercedes-Benz, created and published in 1928, is one of the most striking advertising motifs of the 1920s.
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Commemorative coin “125-year anniversary of the automobile”, reverse side of the coin, issued 9. June 2011. Copyright by the Federal Republic of Germany. Note: in order to prevent improper use, the commemorative coin may only be depicted as an enlargement (greater than 125 percent) or scaled down (smaller than 90 percent of the original size).
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Commemorative coin “125-year anniversary of the automobile”, obverse, first day of issue: 9. June 2011. Copyright by the Federal Republic of Germany. Note: in order to prevent improper use, the commemorative coin may only be depicted as an enlargement (greater than 125 percent) or scaled down (smaller than 90 percent of the original size).
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The commemorative stamp “125-year anniversary of the automobile”, first day of issue 5. May 2011. It was designed by Kym Erdmann, Kiel. All rights reserved for the German Federal Finance Ministry. Note: in order to prevent improper use, the commemorative stamp may only be reproduced as an enlargement (greater than 125 percent) or scaled down (smaller than 90 percent of the original size).
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Wilhelm Maybach (1846-1929)
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Gottlieb Daimler (1834-1900)
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Gottlieb Daimler (1834-1900)
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Gottlieb Daimler at the age of 30 years.
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Gottlieb Daimler in his workroom, about 1898.
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Gottlieb Daimler, 1878.
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Carl Benz as a student, about 1862.
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Wilhelm Maybach (1846 - 1929) astride the “riding car”, for which Gottlieb Daimler registered a patent in 1885. The vehicle was a test vehicle for the high-speed four-stroke engine invented by Daimler and Maybach. The “riding car” is also considered the world’s first motorcycle.
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Carl Benz (25 November 1844 to 4 April 1929), coloured portrait photo.
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Carl Benz (1844-1929)
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Racing driver in a Mercedes-Benz: DTM driver Susie Stoddart joined Dieter Zetsche, chairman of the Board of Management of what was then DaimlerChrysler AG, to present the new AMG-Mercedes C-Class in 2007.
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Clear message: “Why we turn to ladies when it comes to matters of taste.” Mercedes-Benz advertisement, published in the early 1960s.
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Car and style: Mercedes-Benz advertisement featuring a 220 SEb model, published in the early 1960s.
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Direct message: A Mercedes-Benz advertisement by Offelsmeyer Cucuel, published 1926.
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Winning women customers: The advertising motif “The star of your desire” from Mercedes-Benz, published in 1929.
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Lifestyle: This 1936 advertising motif for Mercedes-Benz shows a 540 K roadster model beneath the Zeppelin “Hindenburg”. The airship was also powered by a Daimler-Benz engine.
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Namesake: Mercedes Jellinek aged 15. Emil Jellinek initially chose the first name of his daughter as a pseudonym for his own involvement in racing with vehicles from Daimler-Motoren-Gesellschaft; it later became the brand name.
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Automotive pioneer: Bertha Benz, here seen in a youthful portrait, helped prepare the ground for the expansion of motorised vehicles.
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Sporting lady: Ernes Merck in a Mercedes, pictured during the first half of the 1920s.
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She drove powerful cars with exceptional finesse: Ernes Merck, pictured here in a Mercedes-Benz. The photo dates from the second half of the 1920s.
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Key figure in automotive history: After the death of her husband, Louise Sarazin-Levassor continued running his business with Gottlieb Daimler and played a significant part in the success of the automobile.
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Automotive design and architecture: Mercedes-Benz 8/38 PS Roadster (1926 to 1928). Image taken in front of Le-Corbusier House at Stuttgart’s Weißenhof Estate, 1928.
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32nd Monte Carlo Rally, 19 to 26 January 1963. Ewy Rosqvist-von Korff (left) and Ursula Wirth won the Ladies Cup in a Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb.
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33rd Monte Carlo Rally, 18 to 25 January 1964. Ewy Rosquist-von Korff and Eva-Maria Falk won the category of touring cars up to 2500 cc in a Mercedes-Benz 220 SEb.
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Touring Car Grand Prix of Argentina, 28 October - 7 November 1964: Ewy Rosqvist-von Korff and Eva-Maria Falk finish in third place in the overall standings in a Mercedes-Benz 300 SE. The photo shows the descent from the 1,980-metre-high Cuesta de Miranda.
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The woman at his side: Gottlieb Daimler and his second wife Lina, pictured in 1893.
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One-off: The Berlin designer Andora transformed an AMG-Mercedes 190 E 2.5-16 racing touring car into an exclusive work of art for racing driver Ellen Lohr. Photographed on the edge of the “200 Miles of Nürnberg” on 30 June 1991.
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The Swedish Mercedes-Benz rally driver Ewy Rosqvist (right) with her co-driver Ursula Wirth, photo from 1963.
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Successful in a Mercedes-Benz: Racing driver Ellen Lohr, pictured in 1991.
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In full flight: Ellen Lohr in a AMG-Mercedes 190 E Class 1 racing touring car during the Touring Car Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, 10 June 1993.
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Object of desire: Advertisement for Benz & Cie. dating from 1921.
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Outing for two: Bertha Benz sits beside husband Carl Benz in an 1894 Benz Victoria model.
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Group portrait with lady: Susie Stoddart together with her DTM racing driver colleagues Ralf Schumacher, Bernd Schneider, Gary Paffett (from back to front), pictured in 2008.
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