Schone fräulein…

Posted: August 14, 2016 in Compound curvature
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schöne Frau mit einem pfeil in den himmel schießen…

Ooh-la-la, or German words to that effect.

Its a Mercedes ad dated 1 January 1937, I’ve no idea what the caption or tag line was, ‘shoot for the stars in a Mercedes’ or some such maybe? My google translate title German is ‘woman shooting an arrow into the sky’. Reader, Don Andreina picks the Benz as perhaps a 380K with touring body, built from circa 1933..


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  1. Don Andreina says:

    I’d put it as a 380K, fold-down screen suggests a ‘Touring Car’ body from about 1933.

    • markbisset says:

      Good on you Don, I’ll drop that into the post, Mark

      • Don Andreina says:

        Might be worth waiting for some other input before adding that. I’m using Michael Frostick’s ‘The Mighty Mercedes’ as reference, and this could equally be a 320 or 500, although it’s worth noting that style of louvre seems to date it earlier than 1937.

      • markbisset says:

        Cheers Don, I’ve attributed a comment to you but will soften a little! M

  2. Ken Collins says:

    Google translate says “beautiful woman with an arrow shooting into the sky …”

    • markbisset says:

      Yep Ken, I wrote it!, just after a ‘smartarse’ grab ya title! It’s a weird shot even in the context of the nutso Aryan bullshit ‘goin down there at the time! M

  3. Trying to make comes.
    Gordon LITTLEFORD ex

  4. jacky andrzejewski says:

    The relationship between the arrow and Mercedes, the “Silverpfeil” (Silver Arrow) is clear.
    Could it be a snapshot taken by Leni Riefenstahl, the 3rd Reich’s official photographer?

    • markbisset says:

      Thanks Jacky, that interpretation will do me! I spotted the shot trawling thru the Getty archives, the photographer is often not attributed, only the agency as here. It may be Leni, not sure. Many thanks, mark

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