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

Studio portrait of ten male students. The caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society copy of this image has a caption that says they are from the Pine Ridge agency and arrived in November 1882. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Harry Shirley [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Harry Shirley wearing school uniform.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-074c and 13-28-01.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Edgar Fire Thunder and Solomon Chandler, c.1883

Studio portrait of Edgar Fire Thunder, a member of the Sioux Nation. Another person, named Solomon, is also pictured. This is probably Solomon Chandler (Comanche nation), who attended between 1882 and 1884. Both are wearing school uniforms.

The caption reads: Solomon and Edgar

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Ten unidentified male Omaha students #3, c.1883

Studio portrait of ten unidentified male students wearing school uniforms. 

Previous cataloging identifies them as from the Omaha nation. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ellis Childers, c.1883

Studio portrait of a young man . 

Note: There is a difficult to read handwritten caption along the side of the image which we believe says: Ellis Childers

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Casper Edson and an unidentified male student, c.1883

Casper Edson (seated) and an unidentified male student (standing), both wearing school uniforms. 

Note: A handwritten caption along the side of the image reads: Casper Edson and [de Beth?]

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Helen Onion [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of Helen Onion wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Clayton Brave and Bear Fire Heart, c.1883

Studio portrait of Clayton Brave (seated at left) and another young man (at right), probably Brave Fire Heart.

A handwritten caption along the side of the image identifies Clayton Brave, but the second person's name is less clear. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Kent Black Bear, c.1883

Studio portrait of Kent Black Bear. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Henry Ouita, c.1883

Studio portrait of Henry Ouita wearing school uniform.

The caption reads: Henry Outa - 3-50 - Pd

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Teachers' Quarters and Band Stand, c.1883

View showing part of the Teachers' Quarters and the Band Stand, with four male figures in front the bandstand. The fence that surrounded the school is visible behind the Teachers' Quarters. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Teacher or matron's room [?], c.1883

View of a bedroom, presumably of a person at the school. It is likely that it was the room of a female teacher or matron, probably Mary Hyde. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Twelve Sioux male students [version 1], c.1883

Studio portrait of twelve male students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption identifies them as being from the Sioux tribe, Pine Ridge agency and entered in November 1882. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Benjamin Thomas, Mary Perry, and John Menaul [after], c.1883

Studio portrait of Benjamin Thomas (Wat-ye-eh), Mary Perry (Ki-ot-se), and John Menaul (Kowsh-te-ah), all in their school uniforms.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-030a and 10B-02-02. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Susie Martinez holding a doll [version 2], c.1883

Studio portrait of Susie Martinez holding a doll.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Susie Martinez & Doll. Delaware.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

John Dixon and Cyrus Dickson, c.1883

Studio portrait of John Dixon (seated) and Cyrus Dickson (standing), both wearing school uniforms. 

Note: CCHS identifies the sitters as Cyrus and John. Identification here is based on contextual information. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Rose White Thunder (pose 1), 1883

Full-length studio portrait of Rose White Thunder wearing an elk-tooth dress and dentallium shell earrings.

The handwritten note reads: Rosa Whitethunder   Sioux   In her Indian dress.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society also has a copy of this image: BS-CH-011.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Matron Mary Hyde's room, c.1883

View of a bedroom or a sitting room. 

The caption on the reverse identifies it as the room of Mary R. Hyde, employed as a matron at the school between 1880 and 1885. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

White Buffalo, c.1883

Studio portrait of White Buffalo.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Minnie Atkins, c.1883

Studio portrait of Minnie Atkins probably wearing a school uniform.

The caption reads: Minnie Atkins

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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