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Object ID
2008.37.142
Object Name
Block, Printing
Material
Metal; Wood
Object Entities
Damianos, John (is related to)
Damianos, Aristotle (is related to)
Object Description
Large rectangular wooden drawer from a rack made to hold Linotype blocks/plates. The box has an open top with two large dividers and various smaller sized dividers inside. The front of the box has a metal handle with a label that reads "42 PT GOUDY".
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. 42 PT Goudy is a type of font. Goudy Old Style is an old-style classic serif typeface originally created by Frederic W. Goudy for American Type Founders (ATF) in 1915.
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Citation
Block, Printing, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10188. Accessed 04/15/21.