Object ID
2008.37.84
Object Name
Block, Printing
Material
Lead; Wood
Object Entities
Damianos, John (is related to)
Damianos, Aristotle (is related to)
Object Description
Small, rectangular, wood printing blookc with the image of a man's face. The picture is tight closeup only including his head and very little of his neck. The details of his face and hair are made with thick lines and contrasted with large areas that would be printed without any color.
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 succeeded by lithograph printing and computer typesetting during the 1960's and 1970's. This printing block was used by the Chicago-based, Greek Art Printing Company that was owned and operated by Aristotle Damianos. The Greek Art Printing Company was responsible for the printing of a wide range of materials, including wedding invitations, invoices, flyers, programs, letterhead, etc., for Greek businesses, organizations, institutions, and individuals in the Chicago area, and elsewhere.
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Citation
Block, Printing, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10021. Accessed 02/28/21.