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[Slingshot John Milligan Scrambling an Egg resting on Joe Clark's Hand (3)]

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

Life unemployment

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man sits in Riverside Park with the Ambassador Bridge, Detroit River, and the Detroit skyline in the back ground.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Dignity of Labor (3)]

Description: "Dignity of Labor." Worker smokes a cigarette and looks directly toward the camera. Narration by Junebug Clark: This striking studio portrait of a hard working laborer has been widely published. It was hung in every United Auto Worker union hall and other labor unions has used it too. In reality, this man is a plumber who came into fix a leaking darkroom sink and while he was there my father sat him down for a portrait. It's a family trait. Always keep your camera handy and keep shooting. "If your going to come back and tell me about something you've seen today, bring me back a picture," Joe would often say. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Slingshot John Milligan Unleashing His Milligan Special]

Description: Photograph of Slingshot John Milligan Unleashing His Milligan Special. This photo appears on page 83 of the Life Magazine listed below. 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: 6335-83
Date: March 22, 1952
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman carving salt pork]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified woman carving a piece of salt pork from a large piece of cured meat.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Detroit alley covered in trash]

Description: Photograph of an alley in Detroit, Michigan. There is trash piled along both sides of the alley with a path for vehicles to pass through. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 7710-0005-22
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Girl and Boy in One Room School House]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified girl and boy in a schoolhouse in Cumberland Gap, Tennessee during the 1950's. The girl stands up on a platform, looking forward, while the boy reads at a table. A poem titled "Friday Afternoon" is typed below the image on the mat. Narrative by Junebug Clark: Ruby Lucile (Killian) Keck and Otto Walker at Locust Grove School. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS
Date: [1950..1959]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Sprouting Plant]

Description: Photograph of a sprouting plant emerging from the earth. The picture was taken at ground level, and a cloudy sky makes up the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Men in Parking Lot]

Description: Photograph of a man and two others in a parking lot, possibly in Michigan. The man wears a dark suit and looks toward the sky. The two other individuals stand far from the camera.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Military man outside USO]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified serviceman standing outside of the Detroit USO center.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Baseball Players]

Description: Photographs of baseball players, of varying skill. The lengthened left image is of Detroit Tiger pitcher Pete Burnside, readying his pitch. The image on the right is of a young woman posing with two bats, and a young man behind her with a glove - both of which are standing in a field and assumed to be casual players. Find companion photos: Life magazine: August 17, 1959. Pages 8-9. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[The Gate to Grandpa's Outhouse (1)]

Description: Photograph of three chickens in a field, taken at the Clark family farm Cumberland Gap, Tennessee during the 1950's. The gate leads to the outhouse which stands behind the chickens. This photo appears in the center of the Joe Clark, HBSS book “Early American Architecture.
Date: [1950..1959]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Woman with Children at Detroit Art Institute]

Description: Photograph of a woman sitting in a circle with several children at the Detroit Art Institute. They gather near a donkey statue with paper in front of them. Stairs and exhibits can be seen in the background.
Date: October 1955
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Unidentified man enters Detroit City County Building]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man walking up to the entrance of the City County Building in Detroit, Michigan. The statue in the photograph is the Spirit of Detroit that has been in place since 1958.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Unidentified man whittling]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man sitting on the ground while whittling. He has a cigarette hanging from his mouth and he leans against a tree.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Man in Snowstorm]

Description: Photograph of a man walking in a snowstorm at the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Airport. He walks away from the camera, carrying a suitcase.
Date: December 29, 1958
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Unidentified Employee]

Description: Photograph of an unidentified man, possibly an employee of an automobile manufacturer in Detroit, Michigan. He wears goggles and looks directly at the camera. A metal rod takes up the center of the image.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Summer Art Workshop]

Description: Photograph of a child at the summer art workshop in the Detroit Institute of Arts. In this image, the unidentified boy is standing on a table in front of the instructor, wrapped in a blanket.
Date: July 15, 1958
Creator: Clark, Bernice & Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Snowy Avenue]

Description: Photograph of a neighborhood street. In this image, snow covers the road and the line of cars parked along the left side. Trees and suburban houses line the street.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Moonshine Jug Hidden in a Tree Stump (1)]

Description: Photograph of a jug of moonshine hidden in the stump of a tree. Narrative by Junebug Clark: This photo appears in Joe's book "Back Home" where it is captioned, "The Old Marketplace" Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 0088-1
Date: 1942
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Hazel Petrey walking down the aisle(1)]

Description: Photograph of Hazel Petrey walking down the aisle to marry Gilbert Dove in the Sunny View Methodist Church. Hazel is led by her bridal party of Gerry Petrey, Mabel Henderson, and Anna Ruth Petrey. Her father and younger brother, A.D., are visible seated in the front row on the left. Narrative by Junebug Clark: More images and information can be found in the July 28, 1941 issue of Life Magazine, pages 82-85 in the story “Life Magazine Goes to a Kentucky Wedding.” Also in the Joe Clark, HSSS book “ Country Wedding published in 1974. Additionally a 1982 photo of Hazel and Gilbert can be found in Joe’s Tennessee Scrapbook. All are in this Clark Family Collection. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Signed by: Joe Clark, HBSS Clark PhotoFile: 18-28
Date: 1941
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

A Boy and His Dog

Description: Photograph of a boy and his dog. In this image, the unidentified boy is leaning over to adjust the dog's collar while looking out. "A Boy and His Dog" is written below the bottom left corner of the mounted image, and "Joe Clark, H.B.S.S." is signed below the right corner.
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Polish Class]

Description: Photograph of pairs of children spinning and dancing at the Polish National Alliance Hall. "Bernice Clark" is signed in the lower left corner of the image.
Date: March 1958
Creator: Clark, Bernice & Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Detroit City Skyline 1956]

Description: Photograph of downtown Detroit with the Detroit River in the foreground. A ship extends through the left half of the photograph, and a cloudy sky can be seen behind the skyscrapers. Photo is taken from the Windsor, Canada side of the river where Detroit is actually North of Canada. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 0000-0004-22
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections