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Captain Hughes labeled this photograph Thanksgiving Dance, Hawaii. This was taken in 1922 while he was stationed at Schofield Barracks. Notice the wide variety of costumes worn by the participants from grass skirts, to Santa Claus, Japanese kimonos, and even pith safari helmets. Perhaps it was more of a Halloween costume dance than the typical Thanksgiving celebration. After Captain Hughes' assignment at Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland, he had applied for a position in the Regular Army. He was accepted in September 1920 and assigned to a post at Ft. Lewis, Washington as a Battery Commander of the 13th Field Artillery. In October he was transferred to the Battery Commander Headquarters for the 13th Field Artillery at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Hughes and wife, Mabel, along with the children moved to Hawaii and remained there until September of 1923. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.

Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1922

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Item Number: 315023
Call Number: James C. Hughes Collection, negative 489A
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 315023

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