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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Five students with teacher Miss Spencer, c.1880

Studio portrait of three male students and two female students posed with a white woman. The caption identifies them as "Miss Spencer and class." School records list Miss Spencer as an "Industrial Teacher" who was employed in 1880. This image is #36 on the list of Choate photos for sale published in 1881. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

John Primaux, c.1880

Studio portrait of John Primaux.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Valentine McKenzie, c.1880

Studio portrait of Valentine McKenzie.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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

Chief Big Horse and Hubbell Big Horse [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Chief Big Horse and his son, Hubbell Big Horse. Chief Big Horse wears traditional clothes and Hubbell is in a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Frank Cushing, Taylor Ealy, Mary Ealy, and Jennie Hammaker [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Frank Cushing (standing at left), Taylor Ealy (standing at right), Mary Ealy (seated in swing at left), and Jennie Hammaker (seated at right), all dressed in school uniforms.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Tso-de-ar-ko, Wild Horse, and an interpreter [version 2], c.1880

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

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

 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

Two chiefs, c.1880

Studio portrait of two visiting chiefs. 

Cataloging from the Cumberland County Historical Society, presumably based on information scratched on the negatives, indicates they are "Nachisi and New Mexico, Apache." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Darlington [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Darlington wearing school uniform. 

Handwritten caption along bottom edge of image probably reads: Darlington.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Exterior of school workshops with students, c.1880

View of the exterior of the school workshops with male students, one with a bicycle, in front of them. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Unidentified male student #18, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified male student wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Eleven male Arapaho students, c.1880

Studio portrait of eleven unidentified male students in school uniforms. 

Previous cataloging identifies them as from the Arapaho nation.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, a vistor to the school, c.1880

A photograph of a studio portrait, identified as "Friday, a visitor to the Indian school." 

This photograph was taken by J.N. Choate, but the photographer of the original portrait is unknown. It may have also been Choate. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Laura Doanmoe, c.1880

Studio portrait of Laura Doanmoe wearing school uniform. Handwritten caption along the side of the image reads: Laura Doanmoe

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Frank Cushing, Taylor Ealy, Mary Ealy, and Jennie Hammaker [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Frank Cushing (standing at left), Taylor Ealy (standing at right), Mary Ealy (seated in swing at left), and Jennie Hammaker (seated at right), all wearing school uniforms. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Marcus Poko and Otto Wells [?], c.1880

Studio portrait of Marcus Poko and Otto Wells [?], both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

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

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