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These children are at an altar of Corpus Christi in Rommersheim, a municipality near the district of Prum in Rhineland-Palatinate in western Germany. Captain Hughes photographed the children at the shrine on June 19, 1919. He was participating in the Army of Occupation at the time. James C. Hughes, as part of the 35th Division, left Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and traveled to Hoboken, New Jersey, where he boarded the troop ship "Ceramic" on May 18, 1918. Hughes arrived in Liverpool, England, on June 1, 1918 and then landed at Le Havre, France, on June 9, 1918. Hughes fought in the battles of St. Michael and the Meuse-Argonne. He was at Verdun on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918. He took no photos of the actual fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: June 19, 1919

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Item Number: 314832
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 285B
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314832

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