Square-shaped wood and cast lead printing block. The print image on the block is a circular emblem with decorative Greek pattern around the outside edge. Within the circle is an image of a figure hunched over preparing to throw a discus.
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 print image was used for printing meal tickets for the Hellenic Produce Association's Annual Fundraising Benefit held on January 18, 1992. It is unclear when the Hellenic Produce Association was founded nor what the Association's purpose was.
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Block, Printing, January 18, 1992, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9895. Accessed 10/19/21.