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[John Milligan Hunting with a Slingshot (1)]

Description: Photograph of John Milligan shooting a slingshot. In the image Milligan stands in a shooting stance on top of a hill covered in snow and dead wildflowers. Photo was made during the Michigan Annual Slingshot vs. Bow and Arrow Rabbit Hunt. 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: 0000-0003-8
Date: December 20, 1951
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[John Milligan Hunting with a Slingshot (1) Sihlouette]

Description: Photograph of John Milligan shooting a slingshot. In the image Milligan is being backlight causing his body to be silhouetted while he stands in a shooting stance on top of a hill covered in snow and dead wildflowers. Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo was made at the AnnualMichigan Slingshot vs. Bow and Arrow Rabbit Hunt. Slingshots always won and with Slingshot Milligan on hand victory was assured. 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 Clark PhotoFile: 6280-15
Date: December 20, 1951
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Slingshot hunter with rabbit]

Description: Photograph of a hunter holding up a rabbit he bagged with his slingshot. In the image, the hunter wearing winter hunting gear is holding a rabbit in one arm and his sling shot in the other as he goes through snow covered bushes. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 6280-44
Date: December 20, 1951
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[John Milligan Hunting with a Slingshot (2) Sihlouette]

Description: Photograph of John Milligan shooting a slingshot. In the image Milligan is being backlight causing his body to be silhouetted while he stands in a shooting stance on top of a hill covered in snow and dead wildflowers. Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo was made at the AnnualMichigan Slingshot vs. Bow and Arrow Rabbit Hunt. Slingshots always won and with Slingshot Milligan on hand victory was assured. 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: 6280-15
Date: December 20, 1951
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Gladys Wallace]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Gladys is wearing a long dress accessorized with gloves, a purse, and a hat.
Date: unknown
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Dot Dodd]

Description: An Entry in Weslaco's annual "Birthday Party" fashion show. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce to highlight the fruit and vegetables grown in the Rio Grande Valley, area citizens created and modeled clothing made from local fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Dot Dodd is wearing a dress made of pampass grass and red roses.
Date: unknown
Creator: Edrington Studio
Partner: Weslaco Museum

[Watt Matthews and John Bennett Sitting at a Table]

Description: Photograph of Watt Matthews and John Bennet sitting at a table laden with Coke bottles and pitchers. Signs sit behind the table advertising percentages off of a jumbo product. The Matthews is holding a Coke brand paper cut. John Bennett holds a crumpled bit of aluminum foil with his left hand and points with his right.
Date: December 25, 1951
Partner: Matthews Family and Lambshead Ranch

[News Script: Hydraulic shear snips big trees]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a hydraulic sheer developed by the Specialized Machinery Corporation of Austin being used to fell trees up to ten inches in diameter.
Date: December 14, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: Bandit surrenders]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about 19 year old Lloyd Besherse turning himself in to Sheriff Bill Decker after a string of robberies and burglaries.
Date: December 28, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[T&P Train #719]

Description: Photograph of T&P train #719 in Alexandria, Louisiana with a faint plume of smoke rising from the engine. Written underneath the image are "T&P #719 at Alexandria, La. December 15th 1951" and "A. E. Brown Photo / Louis Saillard Collection."
Date: December 15, 1951
Creator: Brown, A. E.
Partner: The Grace Museum

[Letter from M. D. Nichols to Blanche Perry]

Description: Letter plus envelope from M.D. Nichols to Perry thanking her for the baptistry painting for the church in Happy, Texas. Mentions special frame the church made for the painting, lighting, and a check they enclosed as part of their thanks.
Date: December 23, 1951
Creator: Nichols, M. D.
Partner: Abilene Christian University Library

[News Script: Dual operation]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a Fort Worth tailor, B.E. Edwards, recovering from a dangerous simultaneous operation on his heart and lung.
Date: December 26, 1951
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections