Mercédès Jellinek

Mercédès Jellinek

Mercédès 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.

She was born on September 16, 1889 and named Mercedes. She is best known for her father having Daimler’s Mercedes line of cars named after her, beginning with the Mercedes 35 hp model of 1901. Also, at the 1902 Paris Automobile exhibition, her father hung a large picture of her.

Bertha and Carl Benz

Bertha and Carl Benz


Bertha Benz sits beside husband Carl Benz in an 1894 Benz Victoria model.

8/38 hp Stuttgart 200 model with female driver

8/38 hp Stuttgart 200 model with female driver


A Mercedes-Benz publicity photo shoot featuring an 8/38 hp Stuttgart 200 model with female driver, outside the Le Corbusier House in Stuttgart.

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