John C. Groome (LOC)

John C. Groome (LOC)

Image by The Library of Congress
Bain News Service,, publisher.

John C. Groome

[between ca. 1910 and ca. 1915]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,

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Call Number: LC-B2- 2962-13

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3 Responses to John C. Groome (LOC)

  1. Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) says:

    American Expeditionary Force Prevost Marshal General John C. Groome. He is wearing a collar pin for the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry. This may be a recycled image when he was younger and in the Spanish American War.

    I started a biography for him in Wikipedia:

    He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 20, 1862, one of six children, of Samuel William Groome and Nancy Andrew Connelly. He was privately tutored and graduated from the Protestant Episcopal Academy in 1878. He became a member of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry in 1882 and was promoted to Corporal in 1887, then Sergeant in 1889. He was lastly appointed as Captain in 1896, and was re-elected to that position again in 1901. He was active in the Homestead Strike in 1892 and the Coal Strike of 1902 in 1902. In 1905 he became the first commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. He retired from the Pennsylvania State Police on February 28, 1920 and died August 31, 1939 at the age of 68

  2. Wystan says:

    Provost Marshal?

  3. Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) says:

    First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry. It may be a recycled image from the Spanish American War. He looks about 38, and would have been 53 in 1915.