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Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart
Date: 1921
This is an informal photograph of pilot Amelia Earhart after her first solo flight in 1921. The image was copied from "Soaring Wings," which was written by her husband, George P. Putnam, and published in 1939 by Harcourt, Brace & Co. after her presumed death.


Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's freight station, Long Beach, California

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's freight station, Long Beach, California
Creator: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company
Date: Between 1945 and 1955
This photograph shows the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company's freight station at Long Beach, California. The facility was dedicated on December 15, 1945.


Colonel James Clark Hughes

Colonel James Clark Hughes
Date: 1960
This is a photograph of James Clark Hughes probably taken in Long Beach, California shortly after he retired. He was born in Topeka in 1888. The timing of his birth, the influence of his military father, and the impact of world politics shaped his life. He began his military service as a member of the Kansas National Guard and was sent to the Texas border with the American Expeditionary Forces in 1916. The next year Hughes joined the U.S. Army and served from 1917 to 1948. After World War I, he continued his military career, and went to the South Pacific in World War II where he was captured by the Japanese and served time in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp. Hughes survived and retired as a colonel. The photographs behind Colonel Hughes are his parents General James White Frierson Hughes and Mary A. Clark Hughes.


James' Furlough, JCH & James in uniform

James' Furlough, JCH & James in uniform
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: Summer 1934
This photo taken in the summer of 1934 features Captain James C. Hughes with his son, James Renwick (on the right of his father), who is on furlough. The family would have been living in Long Beach, CA at the time. James R. Hughes was continuing the family's military tradition going back to Colonel James White Frierson Hughes. 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. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


LB: House Exterior

LB: House Exterior
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1932
This is the Hughes' home in Long Beach, CA. The family lived here in 1932, while Captain James Hughes was assigned to ROTC Duty Long Beach Poly High School. 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. After the Armistice was signed November 11, 1918, Captain Hughes became part of the Army of Occupation. He finally returned to the U. S. arriving July 31, 1919 as part of the 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division. He was assigned to Camp Dodge, Iowa until August, 1920. Then Captain Hughes was assigned to the Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland for training in Army vehicles for six months. From there Hughes and the 13th F.A. went to Fort Lewis, Washington. Hughes was the Battery Commander of the 13th F.A. During this time he had applied for enlistment in the Regular Army. On September 7, 1920 he was discharged from the National Guard and appoint to the Regular Army. It was then that Captain Hughes and his family moved to Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Territory where they stayed until September, 1923. His next appointment was as Battery Commander of the 15th Field Artillery at Fort Sam Houston. In September 1924, Hughes attended the Battery Officers Course in the School of Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for nine months. From 1924 until 1933 the Hughes family continued to be moved frequently from Ft. Sill to Houston, to Waco, back to Hawaii and eventually to Long Beach. It was here in 1935 that Hughes was promoted to Major. By August of 1940 he had been promoted to Lt. Colonel. In 1941, 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. He was assigned permanent limited duty status and April 1, 1946 was promoted to Colonel. He retired from the Army March 20, 1948. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


LB: Peggy & Betty, In swim suits

LB: Peggy & Betty, In swim suits
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: 1936
Peggy (r) and Betty (l) Hughes are in front of their home in Long Beach, California. The girls are wearing swim suits of the 1936 fashion. The man standing behind them is unidentified. By this time their father has been promoted to a Major in the Regular Army. Major James C. Hughes was assigned to ROTC Duty Long Beach Poly High School from 1932 to 1937. 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. After the Armistice was signed November 11, 1918, Captain Hughes became part of the Army of Occupation. He finally returned to the U. S. arriving July 31, 1919 as part of the 13th Field Artillery, 4th Division. He was assigned to Camp Dodge, Iowa until August, 1920. Then Captain Hughes was assigned to the Motor Transport School, Camp Holabird, Maryland for training in Army vehicles for six months. From there Hughes and the 13th F.A. went to Fort Lewis, Washington. Hughes was the Battery Commander of the 13th F.A. During this time he had applied for enlistment in the Regular Army. On September 7, 1920 he was discharged from the National Guard and appoint to the Regular Army. It was then that Captain Hughes and his family moved to Schofield Barracks, Hawaiian Territory where they stayed until September, 1923. His next appointment was as Battery Commander of the 15th Field Artillery at Fort Sam Houston. In September 1924, Hughes attended the Battery Officers Course in the School of Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma for nine months. From 1924 until 1933 the Hughes family continued to be moved frequently from Ft. Sill to Houston, to Waco, back to Hawaii and eventually to Long Beach. It was here in 1935 that Hughes was promoted to Major. By August of 1940 he had been promoted to Lt. Colonel. In 1941, 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. He was assigned permanent limited duty status and April 1, 1946 was promoted to Colonel. He retired from the Army March 20, 1948. Hughes died in 1964 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Mabel, Betty, & Peggy, Long Beach, CA

Mabel, Betty, & Peggy, Long Beach, CA
Creator: Hughes, James Clark, 1888-1964
Date: September 1936
By 1932, the Hughes family had moved to Long Beach, California. Captain Hughes was assigned ROTC Duty at Long Beach Poly High School. This photo of Hughes' wife, Mabel, and daughters Betty and Peggy was taken in Long Beach in September of 1936. This photo was taken after Hughes had been promoted to a Major (August 1, 1935). He was assigned to Long Beach Poly High School until August 1937. 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 and the following years. A full biography of James Clark Hughes is available at the link below to Kansapedia.


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