Wooden and copper printing block. Rectangular shaped block with an oval-shaped printing face. The corners of the metal face have been cut away. Upon the face of the oval is the portrait of a man with a beard and moustache and wearing a suit, vest, shirt, and tie.
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 unknown who the man depicted in the portrait is.
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Block, Printing, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9782. Accessed 01/17/21.