Wood and cast lead printing block. The print image is a circular logo with a single line as an outline. A Greek and United States flag, each on flag poles, are crossed with the Greek flag on the right and the United States flag on the left. At the top of the circle, following the curvature of the outline and situated between the two flag poles are two lines of Greek text that read: "Nafpaktiaki Fraternity." Below the Greek text, in horizontal lines is the English text: "of Chicago, Ill." Along the bottom of the emblem, following the curvature of the outline, is the English text: "Nafpaktiaki Fraternity."
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. The printing block was used in the printing of letterhead and a booklet of fraternity by-laws for the Nafpaktiaki Fraternity of Chicago. The Fraternity was made up of Greek-Americans who originated or descended from the area of Nafpactia, which is an area of Aetolia along the northern shore of the Gulf of Corinth. The purpose of the Fraternity was: "To contribute in welfare in Greece and in the U.S.A.; to give special help to any public welfare program in the Greek Province of Nafpactia; and the mutual aid and assistance of the members."
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Block, Printing, January 14, 1961, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9978. Accessed 10/16/21.