Rectangular, wood printing block of the second half of the greek alphabet. The block is divided into three columns; the first has letter in both upper and lower case, the second has the "English Equivalent," and the third has the name of the letter. Each column has its title written in English at the top. This list goes from Nu to Omega.
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.
Its mate with the first half of the alphabet is 2008.37.129.
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Block, Printing, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10081. Accessed 02/28/21.