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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Students on school grounds, c.1881

View of students on school grounds with superintendent's quarters on the left and the girls' quarters on the right. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Hospital Building, c.1881

View of the hospital building with staff and students posed on the porches. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Standing Bear and Luther Standing Bear [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Standing Bear, a Sioux chief, with his son, Luther Standing Bear.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Harriet Mary Elder [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Harriet Mary Elder possibly wearing school uniform.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-013b and CS-CH-012.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Frank Twiss, c.1881

Studio portrait of Frank Twiss wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker with teacher Mary Hyde [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker with teacher Mary Hyde. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Native American man with a male and a female student, c.1881

Studio portrait of a Native American man, probably a visiting chief or relative, with a male and a female student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Dining room decorated for Christmas, c.1881

View of the dining room decorated for Christmas with female student workers posed near the tables. 

The caption identifies it as "Christmas Dinner, Indian School, Carlisle, Pa." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Richard Henry Pratt with three young students, c.1881

Studio portrait of Richard Henry Pratt with two unidentified female students and one unidentified male student. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Standing Buffalo, 1881

Studio portrait of Standing Buffalo, a Ponca chief. 

The student newspaper records a visit by Standing Buffalo to the school in January of 1881, so that is probably when this photo was taken.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-063a and CS-CH-032.1-.2.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

White Buffalo in headdress with bow and arrow (pose #1) [version 1], 1881

Studio portrait of student White Buffalo in native dress wearing a feather headdress and holding a bow and arrow. 

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: White Buffalo. Cheyenne. Native dress.

 The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-003a and BS-CH-001a.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Frank Engler, c.1881

Studio portrait of Frank Engler. 

Note: The Historical Society has two copies of this image, 13-29-04 and PA-CH1-063d.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Boys' Quarters, c.1881

Male students posed in front of the building used as the Boys' Quarters, later known as the Large Boys' Quarters. 

This image was taken before the third floor was added. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Visiting chiefs, c.1881

Portrait of a group of visiting chiefs with white men posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. Richard Henry Pratt is at the far right in the back row.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Owen Yellow Hair [version 1], c.1881

Studio portrait of Owen Yellow Hair wearing a uniform.

Note: Previous cataloging indicates the handwritten caption contains the date 1894. However, that is not possible if this person is Owen Yellow Hair.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Seven Native Americans, c.1881

Studio portrait of seven unidentified Native Americans, probably visiting chiefs, including one lying flat on his back in front. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Kisetta Roosevelt and Jack Mather. Roosevelt is wearing a school-issued print dress and Mather is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Otto Wells, c.1881

Studio portrait of Otto Wells.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Large Boys' Quarters, c.1881

View of the Boys' Quarters with students in uniforms posed on the porches and in the yard in front of the building. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ellis Childers, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ellis Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Group of visiting chiefs with Richard Henry Pratt, c.1881

Group portrait of thirteen Native American men, probably visiting chiefs, with five white men and Richard Henry Pratt (seated in chair at right). They are posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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