Portrait of Clärenore Stinnes, who was the first person to drive the world entire world by car. Taken sometime between 1927-1929.
“Stinnes was born in Mülheim to the German industrialist and politician Hugo Stinnes. […] On the 25 May, 1927 Stinnes started her journey around the world together with Carl Söderström, whom she had met only two days before her departure, in a Adler Standard 6 automobile and was escorted by two mechanics and a freight vehicle with spare parts and equipment. The journey was sponsored by the German automotive industry.”
– Translated from a 2007 Die Welt article on her.
The article worded it best about what she was known for. Look her up, she’s an interesting person!
She also filmed her journey and it became a documentary, called Im Auto durch zwei Welten (In the Car Through Two Worlds) is the name of it.