Rectangular wood and cast lead printing block. The print image is a representation of a woman, viewed from the side. The woman faces to the right. Her hair is styled into a bun that protrudes outward from the back of her head. At the base of the woman's neck is a swirl design.
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. This printing block was used for the printing of numerous materials for the Greek Women's University Club. The materials include event programs, recital programs, tickets, letterhead, and invitations to balls, recitals, lectures and concerts. The Greek Women's University Club is a non-profit organization that was founded on February 21, 1931. The mission of the organization is the promotion of education, the arts, literature, and science and the pursuit of philanthropic endeavors among women of Greek descent in the Chicago community.
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Block, Printing, 1959 – 1968, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9879. Accessed 10/27/21.