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 Decade: 1950-1959
 Year: 1951
[John Milligan Slingshot Hunting]

[John Milligan Slingshot Hunting]

Date: December 20, 1951
Creator: Clark, Joe
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
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[John Milligan Slingshot Hunting (1)]

[John Milligan Slingshot Hunting (1)]

Date: December 20, 1951
Creator: Clark, Joe
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
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[John Milligan Slingshot Hunting (2)]

[John Milligan Slingshot Hunting (2)]

Date: December 20, 1951
Creator: Clark, Joe
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
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[Slingshot hunter with rabbit]

[Slingshot hunter with rabbit]

Date: December 20, 1951
Creator: Clark, Joe
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
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[Various shots from the Country Store]

[Various shots from the Country Store]

Date: September 5, 1951
Creator: Clark, Joe
Description: Four photographs depicting various scenes from the Country Store in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.
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[Commencement Announcement for North Texas State College, May 24, 1951]

[Commencement Announcement for North Texas State College, May 24, 1951]

Date: May 1951
Creator: North Texas State College
Description: A graduation card from the President. Printed on the card are the words, "President and Mrs. McConnell At Home Honoring the Graduating Classes. On Thursday Evening, May 24 Nineteen Hundred and Fifty-One. Union Building Dancing. Eight to Ten."
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[Commencement Program for North Texas State College, August 24, 1951]

[Commencement Program for North Texas State College, August 24, 1951]

Date: Summer 1951
Creator: North Texas State College
Description: Commencement program for North Texas State College in 1951. Printed on the cover are the words, "Summer Commencement of North Texas. Denton, Texas. Friday August Twenty-Fourth Nineteenth Hundred and Fifty-One at Eight O'Clock in the Evening. The Men's Gymnasium." The program contains the order of service and a list of graduates for both the baccalaureate and master's degree.
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[Commencement Program for North Texas State College Corrected Copy, February 1951]

[Commencement Program for North Texas State College Corrected Copy, February 1951]

Date: Summer 1951
Creator: North Texas State College
Description: Commencement program for North Texas State College in 1951. Printed on the cover are the words, "Winter Commencement of North Texas State College. Denton, Texas. Corrected Copy. Thursday, February Nineteenth Hundred and Fifty-One AT Three o clock in the Afternoon. The Mens Gymnasium." The program contains the order of service and a list of graduates for both the baccalaureate and master's degree.
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[Commencement Program for North Texas State College, June 3, 1951]

[Commencement Program for North Texas State College, June 3, 1951]

Date: June 1951
Creator: North Texas State College
Description: Commencement program for North Texas State College in 1951. Printed on the cover are the words, "The Baccalaureate Service of North Texas State College Denton, Texas. Sunday, June Third Nineteen Hundred and Fifty-One At Eleven o'Clock in the Morning The Men's Gymnasium."
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[Commencement Program for North Texas State College, June 3, 1951]

[Commencement Program for North Texas State College, June 3, 1951]

Date: June 3, 1951
Creator: North Texas State College
Description: Commencement program for North Texas State College in 1951. Printed on the cover are the words, "The Sixty-First Annual Commencement of North Texas State College. Denton, Texas. Sunday, June Third Nineteen Hundred and Fifty-One At Eight o'Clock in the Evening. The Men's Gymnasium." The program contains the order of service and a list of graduates for both the baccalaureate and master's degree.
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