In the 1930s, during Hitler’s rise to power in Germany, the above photo of a local Brazilian soccer team was taken, and those swastikas on those flags are exactly those kind of swastikas— Nazi swastikas. Because in the 1930s, there were quite a few very fervent supporters of Adolph Hitler and his plans for genocide and world domination. And these Brazilian Nazis weren’t just bad in name only, they also were pretty big slave owners— and the soccer players in the photo were slaves. Stolen from orphanages and forced to work on farms their whole lives.
Even though tablets are the hot new 21st century thing, in the 1930s, some people were trying to envision what a “portable”, mechanical and electronic reading machine might look like. It’s not exactly something that would fit in your pocket, and it’s not exactly a step up from a newspaper.