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October 10, 2015

Bertha Benz: 12 Rare Vintage Photos of This World's Automotive Female Pioneer in the Late 19th Century

Bertha Benz was a German automotive pioneer. She was the wife and business partner of automobile inventor Karl Benz and the first person who drove an automobile over a long distance.

Here are 12 rare vintage photos of this clever and beautiful woman in the late 19th century.

A portrait of young Bertha Benz

Bertha and Carl in their car

Bertha Benz and her daughters

Bertha Benz and her four children, 1883

Bertha Benz at age 18

Bertha Benz driving the Benz Patent Motor Car, 1886

Bertha Benz in Benz Motorwagen

Bertha Benz posing next the chair

Bertha Ringer as she became Karl Benz's businesspartner, 1871

Karl and Bertha Benz with their daughter Clara and Fritz Held on a Benz Victoria, 1894

Karl Benz with his wife Bertha posing in Mannheim on his Benz Victoria car, 1894

Karl Benz, his family and Theodor Baron von Liebieg driving a Benz Victoria and a Vis-à-Vis Benz Patent Motor Carin on a trip from Mannheim to Gernsheim, 1894



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