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Photograph of cream colored, short hair puppy. In World War I it was not unusual for companies to have mascots. Little "Jerry" appears in two of Hughes' photographs taken during training in Oklahoma. 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. Camp Doniphan is adjacent to Fort Sill which is just outside Lawton, Oklahoma. This photograph could have been taken at either location since the 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, trained at both in 1917 and 1918 as part of the 35th Division. The 35th Division was constituted in 1917 as one of the 17 National Guard divisions authorized for service in World War I. The division was organized from the National Guard of Kansas and Missouri. The 35th included three machinegun battalions, three field artillery regiments, four infantry regiments, one engineer regiment and one signal battalion with a total strength of 26,373. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

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

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Item Number: 314562
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 83
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314562

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