Object ID
2008.37.123
Object Name
Block, Printing
Material
Lead; Wood
Object Entities
Damianos, John (is related to)
Damianos, Aristotle (is related to)
Object Description
Rectangular, wood printing block with the etched image of a church. The image of the church appears in gray scale. It has a single rectangular tower which is inserted into the traditional triangular roof of the rest of the church. There is a large front door and there are many windows of the church. There are a few stains running down the right side of the etching. What caused them is unknown. The back of the block identifies the church in the image as Holy Trinity Church, located on 1101 S. Peoria Street in Chicago.
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 Holy Trinity Church is a Polish Church located on the south side of Chicago. The church has since moved and this building on Peoria street is no longer standing.
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Citation
Block, Printing, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10078. Accessed 04/14/24.