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This photograph was taken in front of James and Mabel Hughes' house at 418 Taylor, Topeka, Kansas. The family is seated in the car owned by his father, James White Frierson Hughes; J.W.F.H. initials are on the side of the door. From left is son James Renwick Hughes, Mabel Hughes, daughter Betty Hughes, and sister Juliet Newcomb. 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: September 30, 1917

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Item Number: 314556
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 78B
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314556

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