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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"Savage Hopi Indians are Transformed into Model Students," c.1910

The caption reads: SAVAGE HOPI INDIANS ARE TRANSFORMED INTO MODEL STUDENTS

The sub-captions over the individual pictures read (top, then left to right): BAND OF HOPI INDIANS AS THEY LOOKED FIVE YEARS AGO WHEN THEY WERE TAKEN TO THE CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL; JOSHUA HERMEYESVA; ARCHIE QUAMALA AS HE LOOKS TODAY; LEWIS TEWANIMA, FAMOUS MARATHON RUNNER, WHO WAS A SAVAGE FIVE YEARS AGO.

The newspaper title and the date of publication are unknown.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Isaac Lyon, c.1907

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: LYON

This photograph is likely Isaac Lyon, who was a noted member of the Carlisle football team.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Thorpe, c.1910

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: THORPE

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

James H. Miller and Francis H. Ortiz, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Pueblo boys. James H. Miller. by his Brother Francis H. Ortiz. Indian Training School. Carlisle, Pennsylvania

This photograph originally appeared in an album that E. A. Seabrook, a teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, received from his students on December 25, 1886.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Unidentified Football Player, c.1910 #2

The Carlisle Football player in this photograph has not been identified.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Louis Felix's house, 1911

The reverse side of the image includes a note from Louis Felix to Superintendent Moses Friedman.

Felix's house is located in Prior Lake, Minnesota.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W, Postcard

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

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

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