Image Collection

The Image Collection 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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Buildings at the Carlisle Indian School, #1, c.1890

The captions read: Small Boys’ Quarters, Ass’t. Supt’s. Quarters, Superintendent’s Quarters, Chapel, Guard House, Hospital, Disciplinarian’s Quarters, Band Stand, After School, School Building, Large Boys’ Quarters, Christmas Dinner, School Room, Office & Teachers’ Quarters, Gymnasium, Girls’ Quarters, Girls’ Industrial Hall and Dining-room, Shops.

The handwritten note reads: Buildings of Government Indian School at Carlisle, Pa.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Moonlight, c.1912

The caption reads: MOONLIGHT

The reverse side includes a short note from Mary Lambert to Superintendent Moses Friedman.  

Format: Postcard

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Guard House at Indian School, c.1908

The caption reads: Guard House at Indian School, Carlisle, Pa. (build by the Hessians 1777).

Format: Postcard

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Students Sewing Shoe Tops

The caption reads: SHOE SHOP - SEWING TOPS.

This image appears in The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: The School, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Administration Building

The caption reads: THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.

The printed note reads: was built in 1891-the carpentering, painting, roofing and spouting being largely done by student labor. It is 50 x 48 feet and contains the general offices of the School, with rooms for employès on the second floor.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 7.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Girl Students of Carlisle in Pennsylvania Households Under the School's Outing System

The caption reads: GIRL STUDENTS OF CARLISLE IN PENNSYLVANIA HOUSEHOLDS UNDER THE SCHOOL'S OUTING SYSTEM.

This image appears in Red Man vol. 4, no. 1 (September 1911): 11.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Michael W. Chabitnoy, c.1905

Michael W. Chabitnoy standing in formal attire around 1905.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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