Wood and cast lead printing block. The image on the block is that of a young man's face and a portion of his torso. The portion of his torso that is visible is just a small section of his chest, enough to be seen that he is wearing a shirt and tie with only part of the tie and shirt collar visible.
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 succeded by lythograph printing and computer typesetting during the 1960's and 1970's. This printing block was used by the Chicago-based, The Greek Art Printing Company. It is uknown who the image of the male is portraying or what his image was printed for.
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Block, Printing, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9777. Accessed 01/16/21.