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[Slingshot John Milligan Scrambles an Egg (2)]

By Joe Clark


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. Signed by: HBSS 1 Photograph : Mounted Double-weight silver print; 16x20 in

Topics: Black-and-white photography., Business, Economics and Finance - Service Industries - Photography, slingshots, eggs, commercial photography, Milligan, John
Year: 1961
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