Object ID
2008.37.13
Object Name
Block, Printing
Material
Lead; Wood
Object Entities
Damianos, John (is related to)
Object Description
Wood and cast lead printing block. The print design is that of a circular seal with text along the inside edge of the circle. The text reads: "Greek American Community of Chicago." There is no image in the center of the seal as the block has a borred out center.
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, The Greek Art Printing Company. It is unknown if Greek American Community of Chicago was a specific organization of Chicago Greek Americans or if the printing block simply refers to the Chicago Greek American Community in general.
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Citation
Block, Printing, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9786. Accessed 01/16/21.