Two cartoons – 1933

Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 6.47.34 PMThe one above is part of a late 1933 series of cartoons (from Revista da Semana) called Variações Turisticas, where a British man is shown Rio de Janeiro by a malandro guide. In this section, we see them in downtown:

– “What’s the purpose of the sidewalks?”
– “You don’t know, then? They’re for posts.”

On the right side, we see a typical scene at the time, with dogs barking, music playing, cars noisely going by, and vendors selling tomatoes and popsicles…all things you can still find in the Centro.

Screen Shot 2014-11-23 at 6.53.30 PM In this cartoon, dated October 1933 (so that’s basically Brazilian summer), we see the phrase “Calor” (Heat) at the top and a maid talking to her employer:

– “My lady, your husband isn’t in the garden, nor the bedroom or the office.”
– “Did you check in the refrigerator?”

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