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[Slingshot John Milligan Unleashing His Milligan Special]

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
Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
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[Hammer Shattering a Milk Bottle]

Description: Photograph of a milk bottle shatter while being hit with a hammer. In the image, the hammer is halfway through the neck of the bottle and cracks from the impact have already formed on the glass. Narrative by Junebug Clark: High speed, stop action, impact of a hammer striking a glass milk bottle, and shattering it. This print is an Impro. A Joe Clark technique of dropping mid-tones from an image to heighten the contrast. The photo was one of a series of photos made for Pur-Pak Corporation. The first to make and try to sell the concept of putting milk into Paper cartons. A hard sell, at first, because people were just used to having their milk home delivered in glass bottles. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS Clark PhotoFile: 7555-4
Date: January 1958
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections