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[Fish-Eye View]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Additional photos and information can be found in the pdf document "Joe Clark HBSS LIFE Magazine Photos" page 16. February 27, 1950. Life Magazine. pages 102-103. Fish-Eye View. Michigan Perch get rare look at ice fishermen. Fish-Eye View Joe Clark HBSS Tawas, Michigan 1950 Winter late 1949 my father, Joe Clark HBSS, received a call from the photo editor of LIFE magazine. "Every year we get about twenty stories on ice fishing, but all the pictures are the same. We know there is something interesting going on, but we just don't have any interesting pictures," he said. My father got to thinkin' and realized that he had never seen a picture of "The Fisherman as the Fish Sees him." About this same time my mother, Bernice, came home from the five and dime all excited because she just found and bought something brand new. A sheet of a clear plastic or vinyl that you could place over the dining table that would protect your linen table cloth. She spread it out over the dining room table and hurried down the block to fetch a neighborhood friend to show her "the amazing new find". At the same time Joe was in the bathroom laying a new tile floor and when Bernice returned she was aghast to see a big portion of her new plastic table cover missing and found Joe with that piece glued into a big buble and held together with tile cement and running water over it in the tub. This is a long, but good story so I'll post it in parts. You are about to witness what Joe referred to as "Hillbilly Ingenuity." Please understand that this was before you had undrwater cameras and this was the story as I knew it plus ...
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Ice Fisherman as the Fish Sees Him]

Description: Photographs of groups of people fishing, set side-by-side. The left image is taken from above, with four people looking down at the fish through a hole in the ice. The right image is taken from below the ice, looking up past the fish and through the hole at the people fishing. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Additional photos and information can be found in the pdf document "Joe Clark HBSS LIFE Magazine Photos" page 16. February 27, 1950. Life Magazine. pages 102-103. Fish-Eye View. Michigan Perch get rare look at ice fishermen. Fish-Eye View Joe Clark HBSS Tawas, Michigan 1950 Winter late 1949 my father, Joe Clark HBSS, received a call from the photo editor of LIFE magazine. "Every year we get about twenty stories on ice fishing, but all the pictures are the same. We know there is something interesting going on, but we just don't have any interesting pictures," he said. My father got to thinkin' and realized that he had never seen a picture of "The Fisherman as the Fish Sees him." About this same time my mother, Bernice, came home from the five and dime all excited because she just found and bought something brand new. A sheet of a clear plastic or vinyl that you could place over the dining table that would protect your linen table cloth. She spread it out over the dining room table and hurried down the block to fetch a neighborhood friend to show her "the amazing new find". At the same time Joe was in the bathroom laying a new tile floor and when Bernice returned she was aghast to see a big portion of her new plastic table cover missing and found Joe with that piece glued into a big buble and held together with tile cement and running ...
Date: February 5, 1950
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections