Object ID
2008.37.80
Object Name
Block, Printing
Material
Lead; Wood
Object Entities
Damianos, John (is related to)
Object Description
Rectangular, wood printing block with image of a man. The portrait is head on and stops about midway down his chest so his outfit is clear. He appears to have on some sort of mideval, pleated, collar and jacket set. The high collar frames a pointed goatee. The man has strong features and heavy eyebrows. At the very bottom of the portrait there is a line of text in Greek.
Origin
Donated by John Damianos. The printing block was used in a linotype printing machine. Linotype presses allowed for the casting of entire lines to be printed at a time. Linotype printing was eventually succeded by lythograph printing and computer typesetting during the 1960's and 1970's. This printing block was used by the Chicago-based, The Greek Art Printing Company. The Greek on the bottom is too small to read clearly but it does have a name a Mr. Males.
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Citation
Block, Printing, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10017. Accessed 01/23/21.