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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Carlisle Indian School Student Body, 1884

Carlisle Indian School in 1884; 375 students.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ralph Brown, c.1885

The handwritten note reads: Ralph Brown age 17 years

Ralph Brown was Eliza Bell Brown's husband.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W, Postcard

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Tom Torlino, 1885 [after]

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Tom Torlino, Navajoe, Three years later.

This iconic image of Tom Torlino in 1885, three years after he arrived at Carlisle, was taken by John N. Choate of Carlisle, PA.  It is often used in before-and-after photographs of Torlino to demonstrate assimilation.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Four Male Students in Military Uniform, c.1885

Four male students wearing military style uniforms. Two seated are holding hats while the two standing have their right hand in their shirt.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Mrs. Marmon, Lena Carr, and Harry Marmon, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Mrs. Marmon, Lena Carr, Harry Marmon.

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

Benjamin Lawry, c.1885

The printed note reads: BENJAMIN LOWRIE, WINNEBAGO. Entered Carlisle 1883; graduated 1890; spent several summers working on farms in Bucks Co., Pa.; is now employed as Govt. farmer at Winnebago Agency, Nebraska.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Group of female students, c.1885

The handwritten note reads: Group of girl students at Indian School. Carlisle, Pa.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Male Student, c.1886

An unidentified Carlisle Indian School Student around 1886.

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

Henry North, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Henry North

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

John Dixon, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: John Dixon

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

Plenty Living Bear, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Plenty Living Bear

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

Joseph Schmeigman, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Joseph Schmeigman

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

Joshua Given and Julia Given, c.1886

Joshua Given and Julia Given around 1886.

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

James B. Garcia, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: James B. Garcia and Santiago

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

Nancy McIntosh, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Nancy McIntosh

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

Two Students, c.1886

Two unidentified Carlisle Indian School Students around 1886.

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

John Gunn, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: John Gunn   Pueblo

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

Ernie Black and Sister, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Ernie Black and Sister. Cheyennes from Ind. Ter.

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

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

Female Student, c.1886

An unidentified Carlisle Indian School Student around 1886.

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

Birtha and Madge Nason, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Birtha and Madge Nason. Chippewas from Minn.

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

Female Student, c.1886

View of an unidentified Carlisle Indian School Student around 1886.

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

Max Spotted Tail, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Max Spotted Tail. Sioux boy from Rosebud, Dakota.

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

Cyrus, c.1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Cyrus, Sioux.

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

Infant, c.1886

An infant, believed to be Richard Doanmoe, around 1886.

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

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