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[Slingshot John Milligan's wife Holding Balloons as one bursts]

Description: Photograph of a John's wife holding three balloons, one has been shot through by Slingshot John Milligan. In the image the balloon in her right hand has just been popped and the other two are next to be shot. 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: 6335-64
Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

March of Dimes Balloon Sale

Description: Photograph of several young men holding balloons on sticks for a March of Dimes sale. The balloons all say, "March of Dimes." The men are standing at a counter looking down at something. There is a vine growing above the counter.
Date: 1959
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Floating Body.

Description: Patent for improvements to balloons or floating bodies in order to provide for a floating body "consisting of a flexible air or gas receiver, made to imitate or resemble animate or inanimate objects, so as to assume when inflated the shape of a human head or bust, birds, statues, animals, or any other desired object" (lines 14-19), including illustrations.
Date: November 20, 1900
Creator: Bailey, Edward Gray
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Rain Sinks Balloons to be Released]

Description: Photograph of the floor guides handling balloons after their attempted release on the opening day of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival. The balloons were grounded due to the rain from Hurricane Delia. A bunch of balloons are on the ground while the floor guides are trying to untangle a different bunch. Children are playing with the balloons while other festival participants are also picking them up. A cameraman is filming the action.
Date: September 7, 1973
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Girl Running With Balloons in the Rain]

Description: Photograph of Miss Stephens, a daughter of an employee of the second annual Texas Folklife Festival, running through the muddy grounds after the opening ceremony. She is carrying three balloons from the failed balloon release. Hair in pigtails, she is barefoot and wearing a white t-shirt with black pants.
Date: September 7, 1973
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

March of Dimes Balloon Sale

Description: Photograph of a young man standing by a car holding a bundle of balloons during a March of Dimes balloon sale. The street they are on is N. Fourth and Pine. The man in the car is holding a balloon. The young man is wearing a high school letter jacket. Text on the balloons says, "March of Dimes."
Date: 1959
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Polio Drive

Description: Photograph of a young man helping with a polio drive in downtown Abilene, TX. He is standing in the middle of the street giving balloons to motorists driving by. The balloons all read, "POLIO FIGHTER." In the background are the building of downtown Abilene.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Four Men in a Hot Air Balloon]

Description: Photograph of four men standing in between two painted pictures that make it appear as though they are standing in a hot air balloon. Three of them wear flat caps, while the third, who is labeled Paul, wears a straw hat. A sign on the hot air balloon painting reads "Above Them All In Hico."
Date: 1914
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Balloons Released at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival Opening Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a large mass of multicolored balloons being released from the entrance bridge at the 1975 Texas Folklife Festival opening ceremony. They block the view of a tall, narrow structure that is partially visible in the background. A crowd of people are seated along the side of the entrance boulevard. A child wearing a jersey with the number 60 on the back stands in the foreground, watching the balloons go up. A few people in the background are also standing and watching the balloons.
Date: August 7, 1975
Partner: UT San Antonio Libraries Special Collections

[Conference guests attending buffet dinner]

Description: Photograph of guests attending a buffet dinner during the 2005 Texas Daily News Association annual conference, held at the Driskell Hotel in Austin. The dining hall has been decorated with an assortment of rainbow balloons as the guests are seen mingling with one another. Donnis Bagget (brown jacket) is seen talking with three conference attendees.
Date: March 15, 2005
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Women in Hot Air Balloon]

Description: Photograph of five unidentified women and a man in a captain's uniform inside a hot air balloon basket with two men wearing orange jumpsuits on either side of it; the yellow balloon is partially visible above them and there are trees in the background behind them.
Date: unknown
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

FLYING-MACHINE.

Description: Patent for a flying machine consisting of a cigar-shaped balloon guided by a light-weight gasoline engine.
Date: August 12, 1913
Creator: Sipes, Alfred M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Script: Balloons]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the third annual Giant Balloon Parade in Dallas, Texas.
Date: November 23, 1962
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Balloons]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: September 2, 1978, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Balloons]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: August 26, 1979, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

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.
Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections