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Since 1868 Bertelsmann headquarters resides in the Eickhoffstrasse in Gütersloh. General Management, administration, publishing houses and Bertelsmann GmbH call this their home. Aerial view in the 1950s.
Advertising buses for encyclopedias in 1955 in the court of Eickhoffstraße.
Apprentices from Mohn & Co in the new technical facilities on Friedrichsdorfer Strasse, which have been gradually put into operation since 1955.
Mohn & Co completely switched to offset printing in 1965. In the picture: one- and two-color sheet offset printing machines.
Verlagsauslieferung from C. Bertelsmann at Kaiserstraße, around 1955.
Supply and distribution at Kommissionshaus Buch und Ton (Book and Audio Commissioning Company) at Friedrichsdorfer Straße in Gütersloh, around 1959.
Creative display of the logo: Mohn & Co, around 1955.
The first generation of record presses at Sonopress, 1958.
Ariola stars from the early days - Bettina Carsten, Bruno Martelli and the Musikbox-er with Carla Codevilla at the Ariola festival in 1959.
Famous guests at the Ariola festival in 1959: Max Schmeling, Fritz Walter and Mona Baptiste with Reinhard Mohn (from left).