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Object ID
2008.37.117
Object Name
Block, Printing
Material
Lead; Wood
Object Entities
Damianos, John (is related to)
Damianos, Aristotle (is related to)
Object Description
Long, rectangular, wood printing block of a ship. The ship- a large ocean liner type- is shown in profile from an angle as it moves through the water. The boat has the name "Queen Frederica" displayed clearly. There is some writting on the back but it is unintelligable. The plate has taken on a red/orange tint.
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. The boat is named for Queen Frederica who reigned during World War II. The ship was an ocean liner that began as a transport ship in World War II but became a cruise ship to Hawaii.
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Citation
Block, Printing, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10068. Accessed 06/13/21.