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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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

Dan Tucker, c.1881

Studio portrait of Dan Tucker.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Male students posed on school grounds, c.1881

Row of male students in uniform posed on the school grounds with the girls' quarters and band stand in the background. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ellwood Dorian, c.1881

Studio portrait of Ellwood Dorian. 

Note: The handwritten caption says "Ellwood" but the second name is illegible. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lydia Harrington [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Lydia Harrington probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Jennie Waupoose, Elizabeth Dixon, and Alice Neopet with Sarah Mather [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Jennie Waupoose (seated at left), Elizabeth Dixon (standing at rear), and Alice Neopet (seated at right), with teacher Sarah Mather (seated in center). Each girl is holding a doll.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: CS-CH-063.1-.2 and PA-CH1-041b.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Students working in the tin shop with instructor, c.1881

Male students posed making buckets and watering cans and other objects in the tin shop, with a white male instructor observing. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Northern Arapaho and Shoshone students upon arrival [version 2], 1881

Portrait of nine male students and six female students posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. They are wearing the clothing they arrived in. The caption says they are Northern Arapahoes who arrived in March 1881.

Other versions of this image identify them as two Shoshone and thirteen Northern Arapaho students who arrived on March 11, 1881. Two Shoshone students arrived on that date: Willie Norkok and Jimmie McAdams. Thirteen Arapaho students arrived on that date: Mollie Naalta, Dickens, Peter Student, Libbie Porter, Grant, Raleigh, Hayes (Little Plume), Cyrus White Horse, Horace, Summer B. Coal, Lincoln, Garfield W. Moccasin, and William Shakespeare.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-071b, BS-CH-022, 10B-04-04, and 14A-18-05. In the description of one of these images it is stated that these are two Shoshone students and thirteen Arapaho students.

The printed description on the reverse side reads: 87.  2 Shoshonee and 13 Northern Arapahoe children as they arrived.

Note: The caption reads: A REPRESENTATIVE FIRST PARTY.

This image, of 13 Northern Arapaho and 2 Shoshone children arriving at Carlisle on March 11, 1881, appears in The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: The School, 1902).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Northern Arapaho and Shoshone students upon arrival [version 1], 1881

Portrait of nine male students and six female students posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. They are wearing the clothing they arrived in. The caption says they are Northern Arapahoes who arrived in March 1881. 

Other versions of this image identify them as two Shoshone and thirteen Northern Arapaho students who arrived on March 11, 1881. Two Shoshone students arrived on that date: Willie Norkok and Jimmie McAdams. Thirteen Arapaho students arrived on that date: Mollie Naalta, Dickens, Peter Student, Libbie Porter, Grant, Raleigh, Hayes (Little Plume), Cyrus White Horse, Horace, Summer B. Coal, Lincoln, Garfield W. Moccasin, and William Shakespeare. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-071b, BS-CH-022, 10B-04-04, and 14A-18-05. In the description of one of these images it is stated that these are two Shoshone students and thirteen Arapaho students. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mary Hyde and Grace Cook, 1881

Studio portrait of Mary R. Hyde, a teacher, and Grace Cook (Sioux nation). Grace is in non-native clothing. The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to July 1881, presumably because of an inscription on the original. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

School band with Mrs. Baker [version 1], 1881

Portrait of twelve male students, all wearing uniforms and holding instruments, posed with a white woman, also holding an instrument, in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

This is the school band and the woman is almost definitely Mrs. Walter E. Baker who provided the funds to buy the instruments for the band. The school newspaper reported that she visited the school on November 11, 1881 and the the "boys with the horns" played for her. 

In the print versions of this image owned by the Cumberland County Historical Society Mrs. Baker is almost entirely cropped out, with only a bit of her black skirt visible. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Mollie Naalta and Libbie Porter, c.1882

Studio portrait of two female students. Previous cataloging by the National Anthropological Archives identified the names Mollie and Lili [?] in the handwritten caption. They are probably Arapaho students Mollie Naalta and Libbie Porter. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Antoinette Williams and Nellie Carey [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Antoinette Williams (left) and Nellie Carey (right). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

White Buffalo, c.1882

Studio portrait of White Buffalo.

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

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society also has a copy of this image: PA-CH2-092b.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Marcus Poko, c.1882

Studio portrait of Marcus Poko.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Emily Ross and Ella Ross [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Emily Ross and Ella Ross both wearing white pinafores over dark dresses.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Thomas Wistar [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Thomas Wistar wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Julia Given and Joshua Given, c.1882

Studio portrait of Julia Given and her brother, Joshua Given.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Martha Moore and Ella Moore with their father, John R. Moore [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Martha Moore and Ella Moore with their father, John R. Moore.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Solomon Collins and Francis Goulche, c.1892

Studio portrait of Solomon Collins and Francis Goulche, one wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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