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[Egg Scrambled Over Skillet by Slingshot John Milligan (1)]

Description: Photograph of John Milligan shooting an egg that was being dropped over a skillet. In the image a waitress on the left is holding a skillet under an egg that Milligan has shot through with a slingshot while it was in mid-air. 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: 8001-
Date: January 17, 1961
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Joe Clark HBSS with His Camera Gear]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Some how Joe Clark HBSS (The Hillbilly Snapshooter) got by with the reputation of not being a very technical guy who shot only black and white with a Brownie Box Camera. Closer to the truth was The Master who collected many cameras and lenses and modified and used each camera to it full or a new potential. Gathering his cameras for this photo I always remember him saying he regretting about missing 3 more cameras that we found after making this photo. Photo by: Junebug Clark.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Joe Clark HBSS Studio in Highland Park, Michigan]

Description: Photograph of Joe Clark's studio in Highland Park, a city within the boudries of Detroit. The studio is littered with magazines, cameras, and other photography equipment. There is an unknown man sitting in a chair at the far end of the hall of the studio. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Located at 20 Bartlett in Highland Park, Michigan it was where a lot of the Slingshot Milligan Photos and many others were made in the 50s and 60s Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Slingshot John Milligan Scrambling an Egg resting on Joe Clark's Hand (5)]

Description: Photograph of slingshot expert John Milligan shooting an egg balanced on Joe Clark's fingers. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Put two talented, daring and creative people together and what do you get... something very unique and incredible. Preparing for a photograph Joe visualized of a John "scrambling an egg as it dropped into a fry pan by a waitress" Joe had John scramble three dozen eggs off of the back of his hand. No Photoshop, no fancy laser or sound triggering systems... Plain and simple "Hillbilly Ingenuity," nerves of steel and steady hands. 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: 8001-57
Date: January 17, 1961
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Page 6 of Byrd Williams Jr. scrapbook]

Description: Scrapbook page featuring 6 photos taken around Austin, mostly of unnamed classmates of Byrd Williams Jr. and landscapes. The middle photo is of an Austin, Texas castle that now serves as a museum for German sculptor Elisabet Ney, who died there shortly after.
Date: 1902/1906
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
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