Object ID
2008.37.60
Object Name
Block, Printing
Date Created
1945 – 1979
Material
Lead; Wood
Object Entities
Damianos, John (is related to)
Kennelopoulos, John (is related to)
Megalis, Aristides (is related to)
Polites, Elias (is related to)
Panos, Peter (is related to)
Stathos, Geroge (is related to)
Giannaros, Aristides (is related to)
Vasil, William (is related to)
Koletsos, Peter (is related to)
Megalis, Harry (is related to)
Speropoulos, John (is related to)
Skoufis, Vasilios (is related to)
Sklavos, Evagelos (is related to)
Sklavos, Peter (is related to)
Konstantos, Harry (is related to)
Konstantos, Nich (is related to)
Giannakaronis, Peter (is related to)
Meglaras, Peter (is related to)
Zarogianis, George (is related to)
Sklavos, Aristides (is related to)
Boundas, Anast. (is related to)
Fildises, Dimitrios (is related to)
Georgiakopoulos, Dimitrios (is related to)
Karris, John (is related to)
Karris, Leo (is related to)
Papadennis, Themis (is related to)
Damianos, Aristotle (is related to)
Athanasopoulos, Christ (is related to)
Pavlis, Bobby (is related to)
Adams, Haralambia (is related to)
Contos, John (is related to)
Speros, Art (is related to)
Panos, Louis (is related to)
Demoplos, John (is related to)
Malapanes, Hercules (is related to)
Poulos, Demetra (is related to)
Couretas, Alexandra (is related to)
Haritos, Helen (is related to)
Williams, Georgia (is related to)
Psikas, Lillian (is related to)
Object Description
Wood and cast lead printing block. The printing image is of a circular seal. The seal consists of two circles, a larger one forming the outer edge of the seal and a smaller one inside of the larger. Situated between the outer and inner circle is a ring of text that reads: "Pan-Messenian Federation of America, 1945." Inside the inner circle, at the center of the seal, is an image of the outline of the Greek region of Messenia. A line of text is enclosed in the outline of the region, but is too small to be legible.
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. This print image was used for the printing of letterhead for the Olympian Social Club, Chapter #8, Chapter #37 Ehalia, of Wickenburg, Arizona, and Chapter #22 Trifilia of the Pan-Messenian Federation of America. The image is also used for the printing of membership cards for the Federation. The Pan Messenian Federation, now called the Pan-Messinian Federation of USA and Canada, is a non-profit organization founded in 1945. The Federation works to preserve Greek language, culture, and civilization in Canada and the United States, as well as strengthen the links between Greek-Americans and Greek-Canadians and thier home region of Messenia. Messenia is a region of Greece that makes up the southwest corner of the Peloponnese. Trifilia and Ehalia are presumably regions of Messenia.
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Citation
Block, Printing, 1945 – 1979, Greek Art Printing Company Artifact Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9984. Accessed 10/20/21.