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Mrs. Goings is seated on a porch with two sons. Based on the date and the fact that Hughes was in Topeka with the National Guard two days earlier, this photograph was probably taken in or near Topeka. The youngest boy is Jackie Goings. The relationship of the family to James C. Hughes is unknown. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. James Clark Hughes was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1888, and served in the Mexican Border Conflict, World War I, and World War II. He used an autographic camera to take pictures of friends, family, and places in the United States and Europe during World War I. During the latter conflict, he commanded a Philippine regiment (Filipino soldiers led by American officers), which surrendered in 1942 on the Bataan peninsula. Hughes spent the next 41 months in various Japanese P.O.W. camps. He was liberated by Russian forces at Camp Hoten, Manchuria, in 1945. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: July 22, 1917

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Item Number: 314506
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 45B
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314506

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