Object ID
2008.37.48
Object Name
Block, Printing
Date Created
January 18, 1992
Material
Lead; Wood
Object Entities
Damianos, John (is related to)
Object Description
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.
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, 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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Citation
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.