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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Year: 1952
[Yo-Yo Champion - 4 Tricks]

[Yo-Yo Champion - 4 Tricks]

Date: 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph of 15 year old Detroiter "John Hotia creates busted spring effect by four tricks in succession, Loop the Loop, Pineheel, Walking the Dog and Round the World." This photo and four others appear in the September 1, 1952 issue of Life Magazine. Pages 2 and 3 in the "Speaking of Pictures" feature story. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS
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[Yo-Yo Champion - Pickpocket]

[Yo-Yo Champion - Pickpocket]

Date: 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph of Detroit, Michigan 15 year old John Hotia, yo-yo champion performs the "Pickpocket" maneuver. This photo appears in the "Speaking of Pictures" article, September 1, 1952 issue of Life Magazine. Pages 2 and 3. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
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[Yo-Yo Champion - Atomic Bomb]

[Yo-Yo Champion - Atomic Bomb]

Date: 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph of Detroit, Michigan 15 year old John Hotia, yo-yo champion performs the "Atomic Bomb" maneuver. This photo appears in the "Speaking of Pictures" article, September 1, 1952 issue of Life Magazine. Pages 2 and 3. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
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[Westcliff shopping center]

[Westcliff shopping center]

Date: 1952
Creator: Williams, Byrd, III
Description: Photograph of construction of the Westcliff shopping center in Fort Worth, Texas.
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[Machine at Airport]

[Machine at Airport]

Date: August 8, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of a machine at an airport in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania or Charleston, South Carolina. The machine appears to have several tubes that extend into the sky.
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[Precision shooting by slingshot expert John Milligan (2)]

[Precision shooting by slingshot expert John Milligan (2)]

Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: John Milligan's wife and next door neighbor each holding a balloon filled with two tablespoons of flour as John bursts the balloons with a steel ball bearing launched from his "Milligan Special" slingshot. The result is a dramatic explosion and plume that looks almost nuclear. John Milligan, a machinist in Detroit, Michigan who was also the “country’s greatest slingshot expert. “He won local fame by shooting the marks out of playing cards, hitting objects in mid air and bagging game in the field.” Joe took John national with his photos documenting his talent and accuracy. To assure accuracy, he has designed his own precision-built aluminum sling, called the Milligan Special. Additional photos and information can be found in the Clark Family Collection. Photos from this series appeared in eight national publications. Here you can find articles in “Life Magazine . February 3, 1961. Pages 80-83. And in a fifteen page pictorial in the book “Photojournalism” by Joe Clark, HBSS. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
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[Precision shooting by slingshot expert John Milligan (1)]

[Precision shooting by slingshot expert John Milligan (1)]

Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: John Milligan's wife and next door neighbor each holding a balloon filled with two tablespoons of flour as John bursts the balloons with a steel ball bearing launched from his "Milligan Special" slingshot. The result is a dramatic explosion and plume that looks almost nuclear. John Milligan, a machinist in Detroit, Michigan who was also the “country’s greatest slingshot expert. “He won local fame by shooting the marks out of playing cards, hitting objects in mid air and bagging game in the field.” Joe took John national with his photos documenting his talent and accuracy. To assure accuracy, he has designed his own precision-built aluminum sling, called the Milligan Special. Additional photos and information can be found in the Clark Family Collection. Photos from this series appeared in eight national publications. Here you can find articles in “Life Magazine . February 3, 1961. Pages 80-83. And in a fifteen page pictorial in the book “Photojournalism” by Joe Clark, HBSS. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
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[Slingshot John Milligan shoots a key in midair]

[Slingshot John Milligan shoots a key in midair]

Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of slingshot expert Johnny Milligan shoots a key midair that is being tossed up by his wife. John Milligan, a machinist in Detroit, Michigan who was also the “country’s greatest slingshot expert. “He won local fame by shooting the marks out of playing cards, hitting objects in mid air and bagging game in the field.” Joe took John national with his photos documenting his talent and accuracy. To assure accuracy, he has designed his own precision-built aluminum sling, called the Milligan Special. Additional photos and information can be found in the Clark Family Collection. Photos from this series appeared in eight national publications. Here you can find articles in “Life Magazine . February 3, 1961. Pages 80-83. And in a fifteen page pictorial in the book “Photojournalism” by Joe Clark, HBSS. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS
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[Slingshot John Milligan Unleashing His Milligan Special]

[Slingshot John Milligan Unleashing His Milligan Special]

Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of Slingshot John Milligan Unleashing His Milligan Special. This photo appears on page 83 of the Life Magazine listed below. John Milligan, a machinist in Detroit, Michigan who was also the “country’s greatest slingshot expert. “He won local fame by shooting the marks out of playing cards, hitting objects in mid air and bagging game in the field.” Joe took John national with his photos documenting his talent and accuracy. To assure accuracy, he has designed his own precision-built aluminum sling, called the Milligan Special. Additional photos and information can be found in the Clark Family Collection. Photos from this series appeared in eight national publications. Here you can find articles in “Life Magazine . February 3, 1961. Pages 80-83. And in a fifteen page pictorial in the book “Photojournalism” by Joe Clark, HBSS. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 6335-83
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[The Milligan Special Sling Shot]

[The Milligan Special Sling Shot]

Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of a Milligan Special slingshot, which bears a label reading: Milligan Special Slingshot Co., Model No. 1, P. O. Box 203, Lincoln Park, Mich. Made in USA. Four lead hunting slingshot balls lie beside the slingshot. John Milligan, a machinist in Detroit, Michigan who was also the “country’s greatest slingshot expert. “He won local fame by shooting the marks out of playing cards, hitting objects in mid air and bagging game in the field.” Joe took John national with his photos documenting his talent and accuracy. To assure accuracy, he has designed his own precision-built aluminum sling, called the Milligan Special. Additional photos and information can be found in the Clark Family Collection. Photos from this series appeared in eight national publications. Here you can find articles in “Life Magazine . February 3, 1961. Pages 80-83. And in a fifteen page pictorial in the book “Photojournalism” by Joe Clark, HBSS. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
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