Images

The Images section features photographs, postcards, and different types of artwork, as well as reproductions of images that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other publications. These images all reflect the Carlisle Indian School students, facilities, and staff. Images available here are drawn from files housed at the U. S. National Archives, from collections of Carlisle Indian School materials housed at various archival repositories, and from a variety of published sources. Visitors to this website are also invited to share copies of photographs from their own personal and family collections; please contact us if you have images you would like to contribute.

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Carl Matches with visitors Left Hand and Short Teeth , c.1882

Studio portrait of Left Hand (seated at left), Carl Matches (standing in center), and Short Teeth (seated at right).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Tom Torlino, 1882 and 1885

This caption reads: TOM TORLINO – NAVAJO. AS HE ENTERED THE SCHOOL IN 1882. AS HE APPEARED THREE YEARS LATER.

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Twelve Navajo students (pose 1), 1882

Portrait of Richard Henry Pratt (seated on the bandstand) with one female Navajo student and eleven male students. The female student, Antoinette Williams, had arrived on December 5, 1881. She and Pratt are posed with a group of male Navajo students who had arrived on the day this photograph was taken, October 21, 1882.

The students are, seated, left to right: Tom Torlino, George Williams, Stailey Norcross, Antoinette Williams, Charles Damon; standing, left to right - Manuelito Chiquito, Manuelito Choni, Charlie, John Bitzclay, Francisco, Saahtlie (George Watchman), Benjamin Damon.

There is another version of this photograph (pose 2) with the same group of people. The only difference is that in the other version Tom Torlino is standing at the far left; here he is seated at the far left. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-034b and BS-CH-009a. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Manuelito Chiquito [version 3], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelito Chiquito wearing native clothing.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: No. 111. Manilito Chiquito Navajoe from New Mexico 

Chiquito arrived on October 21, 1882 and this photograph was probably taken on that day or very soon after. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Manuelito Chiquito [version 1], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelito Chiquito in native dress.

Note: Chiquito arrived on October 21, 1882 and this photograph was probably taken on that date or very soon after. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Manuelito Chiquito [version 2], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelio Chiquito wearing native clothing. 

Note: Chiquito arrived on October 21, 1882 and this photograph was probably taken on that day or very soon after. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-035a and BS-CH-010.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Twelve Navajo students (pose 2) [version 1], 1882

Portrait of eleven male students and one female student posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. Richard Henry Pratt is sitting on the bandstand, behind the group.

The female student, Antoinette Williams, had arrived on December 5, 1881. The male students are a group of male Navajo students who arrived on October 21, 1882. They are: front row, seated, left to right - George Williams, Stailey Norcross, Antoinette Williams, Charles Damon; standing, back row, left to right - Tom Torlino, Manuelito Chiquito, Manuelito Choni, Charlie, John Bitzclay, Francisco, Saahtlie (George Watchman), Benjamin Damon.

There is another version of this photograph (pose 1) in which Tom Torlino, who is standing on the far left here, is seated on the ground at the far left. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Manuelito Choni [version 2], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelito Choni wearing native clothing. 

This photograph was proabably taken on or very close to Choni's date of arrival, October 21, 1882.

Note: The Cumberland County HIstorical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-004c and 10B-03-03. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Twelve Navajo students (pose 2) [version 2], 1882

Portrait of eleven male students and one female students posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. Richard Henry Pratt is sitting on the bandstand, behind the group. They are a group of Navajo students who arrived on October 21, 1882.

They are, front row, seated, left to right: George Williams, Stailey Norcross, Antoinette Williams, Charles Damon; standing, back row, left to right: Tom Torlino, Manuelito Chiquito, Manuelito Choni, Charlie, John Bitzclay, Francisco, Saahtlie (George Watchman), Benjamin Damon.

There is another version of this photograph (pose 1) in which Tom Torlino, who is standing on the far left here, is seated on the ground at the far left. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Manuelito Choni [version 1], 1882

Studio portrait of Manuelio Choni wearing native clothes.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Tom Torlino [version 4], 1882

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino wearing native clothing and ornaments.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Choate

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-004a, BS-CH-008, US-50a, and 12-26-03.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Five Nez Perce students [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Jesse Paul, Charley Wolf, Samuel John, Dolly Gould, and Rebecca Little Wolf. All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Clay Ainsworth and Rosa Lewis, c.1883

Studio portrait of Clay Ainsworth and Rosa Lewis.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Seven Chiricahua students upon arrival, 1883

Portrait of three male students and four female students photographed in the clothing they arrived in. Standing behind them are Richard Henry Pratt (second from the left), two uniformed soldiers, and one male student in uniform with a scarf (right). They are posed on the school grounds.

The Cumberland County Historical Society identifies them as Chiricahua Apaches and the date the photograph was taken as 1883. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Harry Shirley [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of Harry Shirley wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Bertram Mitchell and Clarence White Thunder, c.1883

Studio portrait of Bertram Mitchell and Clarence White Thunder (here Big White Thunder), both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Rose White Thunder (pose 2), 1883

Studio portrait of Rose White Thunder wearing an elk-tooth dress and detallim shell earrings. 

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902. The caption reads: ROSE WHITE THUNDER. DAUGHTER OF A SIOUX CHIEF, WHITE THUNDER, IN ELK TOOTH DRESS – AT CARLISLE ’83-’87.

Note: The National Anthropological Archives has three photos taken of this photo: NAA 74265 (Photo Lot 81-12 06903600), NAA 73538 (Photo Lot 81-12 06831200), and NAA 74308 (Photo Lot 81-12 06907900). 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ten Omaha male students [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of ten male students all wearing school uniforms. The caption of the Cumberland County Historical Society version of this image states they came from the Omaha nation and arrived in August 1883. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

White Buffalo, c.1883

Studio portrait of White Buffalo.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Bertha Chips [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Bertha Chips probably wearing school uniform.

Note: Although the spelling on school materials shows the last name as Chips, family members indicate that the proper spelling is Chipps. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Helen Onion [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of Helen Onion wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Dining Hall with female student workers [version 1], c.1883

View of the dining hall, set up for a meal, with eight female student workers posed at the ends of the tables and an older white woman seated at a table in the center. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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