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[Slingshot John Milligan]

Description: Photograph of John Milligan using a slingshot to burst balloons being held in the mouths of his wife and a next-door neighbor. 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: 6335-86
Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Precision shooting by slingshot expert John Milligan (2)]

Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: John Milligan's wife and next door neighbor each holding a balloon filled with two tablespoons of flour as John bursts the balloons with a steel ball bearing launched from his "Milligan Special" slingshot. The result is a dramatic explosion and plume that looks almost nuclear. 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.
Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Milligan Special Sling Shot]

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.
Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Slingshot John Milligan knocking ash off cigarette]

Description: Photograph of slingshot expert, John Milligan knocking the ash off of his wife's cigarette. The woman stands in the foreground with her eyes closed as the ball from the fired slingshot hits the tip of her cigarette. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Impressive and captured in this photograph is proof that John was shooting the ash off of his wife's cigarette. The cigarette stayed lit. In real time people thought just getting close would do it, or his wife would flick the cigarette with her tongue. Not so, photographic proof of Slingshot Milligan's uncanny accuracy. 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: 6335-94
Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Three Unidentified Girls]

Description: Photograph of three unidentified girls, possibly in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee during the 1950's. All three girls appear to jump up and down, looking toward the right. A poem titled "Life" is typed to the right of the image on the mat.
Date: January 22, 1962
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Vehicles Stuck in Flood Water]

Description: Photograph of three commercial vehicles stuck in the flood waters from Detroit's worst flood in 1957. In the image the bus driver is sticking his body out the driver window, another man sits on top his truck's cabin, while the other crouches on top the container of his truck. More vehicles can be seen being held back by a police car from the rising waters.
Date: July 22, 1957
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Baby Junebug Clark with Accompanying Poem]

Description: Photograph of Junebug Clark as a baby, sitting in a high chair with his hand in his mouth. The photograph is mounted next to a poem by Joe Clark, titled "Only a Snapshot." Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS Clark PhotoFile: 4988
Date: November 22, 1961
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Boy Working on Canadian Farm]

Description: Photograph of a boy working on a farm in Canada. He wears overalls and forks hay while a Colley stands nearby. Rolling hills and trees make up the background. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 2407-131
Date: August 22, 1946
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Slingshot John Milligan shoots a key in midair]

Description: Photograph of slingshot expert Johnny Milligan shoots a key midair that is being tossed up by his wife. 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
Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Eagles vs Bulldogs in Basketball Game]

Description: Photograph of North Texas State University Eagles basketball team, circa 1970s, against Samford Bulldogs. The game was held in the Coliseum, "Super Pit." An Eagles player is seen jumping up to toss the ball towards the basket while his opponent prepares to block.
Date: January 22, 1974
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Lampsilis teres, Specimen #356

Description: One preserved mussel specimen. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Guadalupe basin. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be subfossil when collected.
Date: December 22, 1976
Creator: Hagan, J.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Lampsilis teres, Specimen #357

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including the left valve only. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; moderately thick shell; white internal coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Guadalupe basin. The specimen measures between 60 - 100 mm in length and was assessed to be subfossil when collected.
Date: December 22, 1976
Creator: Hagan, J.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Amblema plicata, Specimen #49

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including the right valve only. The specimen exhibits a quadrate shape; thick shell; single looped beak sculpturing; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; external sculpturing in the form of ridges. Collected in the Guadalupe basin. The specimen measures between 60 - 100 mm in length and was assessed to be very-long dead when collected.
Date: December 22, 1976
Creator: Hagan, J.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Quadrula houstonensis, Specimen #1091

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a round shape; thick shell; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Brazos basin. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Date: June 22, 1978
Creator: Shipard, W.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Quadrula houstonensis, Specimen #1089

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a round shape; thick shell; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Brazos basin. The specimen measures between 0 - 60 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Date: June 22, 1978
Creator: Shipard, W.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Quadrula houstonensis, Specimen #1090

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a round shape; thick shell; white internal coloring; tan external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Brazos basin. The specimen measures between 60 - 100 mm in length and was assessed to be relatively-recently dead when collected.
Date: June 22, 1978
Creator: Shipard, W.
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Potamilus purpuratus, Specimen #649

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits a rhomboidal shape; thick shell; pink internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be live when collected.
Date: October 22, 1970
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Potamilus purpuratus, Specimen #650

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; thick shell; pink internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 60 - 100 mm in length and was assessed to be live when collected.
Date: October 22, 1970
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Potamilus purpuratus, Specimen #651

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; thick shell; white internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be live when collected.
Date: October 22, 1970
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Potamilus purpuratus, Specimen #653

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; thick shell; salmon internal coloring; brown external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 100 - 120 mm in length and was assessed to be live when collected.
Date: October 22, 1970
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum

Potamilus purpuratus, Specimen #652

Description: One preserved mussel specimen including both the left and right valves. The specimen exhibits an elliptical shape; thick shell; pink internal coloring; olive external coloring; no external sculpturing. Collected in the Trinity basin. The specimen measures between 60 - 100 mm in length and was assessed to be live when collected.
Date: October 22, 1970
Creator: Britton, Joseph
Partner: Elm Fork Natural Heritage Museum