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 and staff in the harness-making shop, c.1880

Students and staff working in the harness-making shop at the Carlisle Indian School. They are identified as, from left to right: Lorenzo Chapman (instructor), Geoffrey Chips, Cheape Ross, Curtis, Lawrence, Edward Little, William Spotted Tail, Julian, Morgan, Henry Thigh, and Andrew. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Apache chief, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified visiting chief. A later handwritten caption reads "N.M. Apache." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Fanny and Dora, c.1880

Studio portrait of Fanny and Dora both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Nancy Renville and Justine La Framboise [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Nancy Renville and Justine La Framboise, both wearing school-issued print dresses.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five Sioux girls [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Ruth (Looking Woman), Hattie Long Wolf, Anna Laura, Grace Cook, and Stella Berht.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five chiefs and two interpreters with Richard Henry Pratt [version 1], c.1880

Portrait of chiefs Brother-to-All, Like the Bear, Poor Wolf, Son-of-the-Star, and American Horse posed with interpreters John Bridgeman and John Smith, standing in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. The man in the background on the left is probably Richard Henry Pratt. 

Note: Identification of the chiefs is based on Cumberland County Historical Society's CS-CH-089.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Five female students [version 1], 1880

Studio portrait of Alice Wynn (back left), Kisetta Roosevelt (back middle), Mabel Doanmoe (back right), Rebecca Big Star (front left), and Harriet Mary Elder (front right). All are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Unidentified Male, c.1880

The individual in this carte de visite has not been identified.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Five Sioux chiefs with two interpreters, c.1880

Portrait of five Sioux chiefs posed with two white interpreters on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. The chiefs are Black Crow, Two Strike, White Thunder, Spotted Tail, and Iron Wing. The interpreters are Louis Robideau and Charles Tackett. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-076c and CS-CH-086. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) wearing native dress. 

There is a caption written by Mrs. Richard Henry Pratt: "She was given my name (Anna Laura) by her own request. Grand daughter of Spotted Tail, Chief, Sioux."

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: 12-17-01, 12-17-01A, and PA-CH1-065b.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Visiting Sac and Fox chiefs [version 1], c.1880

Portrait of a group of visiting chiefs with some white men and one male student. The Cumberland County Historical Society's cataloging says they are Sac and Fox chiefs. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Tso-de-ar-ko, Wild Horse, and an interpreter [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Tso-de-ar-ko, a Wichita chief, and Wild Horse, a Comanche chief, with Mr. Clark, an interpreter from Indian Territory. 

The caption reads: Tso-de-aiko Wichita Chief,         Clarke Interperter Ind Leg     Wild Horse Commnche Chief

The handwritten not on the reverse side reads: Number 17

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-014b and CS-CH-053. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Bob Tail and his son, Joseph Bobtail, who is wearing school uniform. There is an illegible handwritten caption along the side of the image.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

 Lucy Black Shortnose, Anna Laura, Justine La Framboise, and Nancy Renville [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose, Anna Laura, Justine La Framboise, and Nancy Renville, all wearing school-issued print dresses.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Spotted Tail, c.1880

Studio portrait of Spotted Tail, a Sioux chief. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-018c and CS-CH-037a.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Three unidentified male students #2, c.1880

Studio portrait of three unidentified male students; two are wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Joseph Wisecoby and Moses Nonway, c.1880

Studio portrait of Joseph Wisecoby and Moses Nonway, both wearing school uniforms and holding hats.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing native clothing. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

White Man and Stumbling Bear, c.1880

Studio portrait of White Man, an Apache chief, and Stumbling Bear, a Kiowa chief. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) wearing native dress. 

Note: This is an example of Choate taking a photograph of another photograph. Previous cataloging says she is wearing an elk-tooth dress, blanket, and dentalium shell earrings. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lizzie Walton, c.1880

Studio portrait of Lizzie Walton, probably wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Etadleuh Doanmoe, c.1880

Studio portrait of Etadleuh Doanmoe.

The caption reads: Etahdleuh

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Lucy Black Shortnose [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose wearing a school-issued print dress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Zonkeuh [?], Owen Yellow Hair, Charles Kawboodle, Dan Tucker, c.1880

Portrait of Zonkeuh [probably standing at left], Owen Yellow Hair, Charles Kawboodle, and Dan Tucker posed in front of a building on the school grounds. All are holding bugles.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ernest (Knocks Off) [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Ernest (Knocks Off) wearing a school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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