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James Clark Hughes and three women pose in their bathing suits. Hughes identified himself in photographs as either "self" or "Hu." Although there are six names on this label, there are only four in the picture. In 1917 James C. Hughes was Captain of Battery C, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard. He was stationed at Camp Doniphan, Oklahoma, for field artillery training. This photograph probably was taken around Camp Doniphan. 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: 1917

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Item Number: 314512
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 49B
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314512

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