Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Photograph of a Milligan Special slingshot, which bears a label reading: Milligan Special Slingshot Co., Model No. 1, P. O. Box 203, Lincoln Park, Mich. Made in USA. Four lead hunting slingshot balls lie beside the slingshot. 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.
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