Captain Hughes took this photo of Louise E. Bohmer in Roland Park, Baltimore, Maryland on January 17, 1920. Hughes was almost finished with his duty at Camp Holabird when they were visiting Roland Park. 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 actually fighting. He did take many photographs after the war as part of the Army of Occupation until he left France on July 18, 1919. 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: January 17, 1920
Item Number: 314942
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 357B
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 314942
Collections - Photograph - Hughes, James C.
Date - 1920s - 1920
Military - Facilities - Camps - Camp Holabird, Maryland
Military - Service - Army
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Photograph - Negatives - Nitrate
People - Notable Kansans - Hughes, Captain James Clark
People - Women - Louise Bohmer
Places - Other States - Maryland - Baltimore - Roland Park
Type of Material - Photographs - Format - Negatives, Film - Nitrate