[Joe Clark and Ron Unternahrer Toss Up a Target Egg for Slingshot Milligan]

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Photograph of Joe Clark and Ron Unternahrer tossing up a target egg for Slingshot Milligan to shoot. In the image both men are wearing towels around their necks from the splattered egg matter. The two men are practicing the height of the egg being tossed in the air for the photograph they are making where Milligan shoots the egg with a Milligan Special slingshot. Narrative by Junebug Clark: This is truly a behind the scenes or a how it was done photo. At 25 paces that egg is a pretty small moving target to hit. To add to the difficulty ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.

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Clark, Joe January 17, 1961.

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Photograph of Joe Clark and Ron Unternahrer tossing up a target egg for Slingshot Milligan to shoot. In the image both men are wearing towels around their necks from the splattered egg matter. The two men are practicing the height of the egg being tossed in the air for the photograph they are making where Milligan shoots the egg with a Milligan Special slingshot. Narrative by Junebug Clark: This is truly a behind the scenes or a how it was done photo. At 25 paces that egg is a pretty small moving target to hit. To add to the difficulty the object was also to miss the photographer, the assistant and also the camera which is directly behind the trajectory of the egg and in the path of the stainless steel ball bearing used for target shooting. 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: 8001-2

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1 photograph : b&w ; 16 x 20 in.

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Digitization of this item was sponsored by a grant from The Headliners Foundation.

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Clark Family Photography Collection

This seminal work of visual storytelling represents the extensive Clark family archives from the golden age of American photography. Their work has featured in Life Magazine, National Geographic, Look and Newsweek.

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  • January 17, 1961

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Clark, Joe. [Joe Clark and Ron Unternahrer Toss Up a Target Egg for Slingshot Milligan], photograph, January 17, 1961; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc499352/: accessed September 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.