Object ID
Object Name
Block, Printing
Date Created
February 27, 2012, 1904 – 1967
Metal; Wood
Object Entities
Miller, Ward (collected by)
Parlor, Ting-A-Ling (owned by)
Miller, Ward (is related to)
Object Description
A single printing block for creating advertisements for the Ting-a-Ling ice cream parlor. The backing is solid wood with a metal engraved plate on the printing face. The engraving on the front face reads: "24 N. Division St., Chicago. We Serve Dinner. We Make Our Own Ice Cream." Then the words "Ting-a-Ling Chocoal Shop" appear below, as well as a phone number, and a depiction of an ice cream sunday.
The Ting-a-Ling candy shop was a well-known, Greek-owned confectionary shop located on Chicago's northside. When the establishment went out of business, Ward Miller, a local Chicago architect, entered the premesis and saved a number of valuable artifacts, including this one.
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Block, Printing, February 27, 2012, 1904 – 1967, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/8792. Accessed 01/27/22.