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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Wounded Yellow Robe [after]

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Wounded Yellow Robe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear [after]

The handwritten note reads: Taken 6 months after entrance to School.

View of Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Pueblo girls, Carlisle Indian School, 1884

The caption reads: GROUP OF PUEBLO GIRLS – ENTERED CARLISLE IN 1884.

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Pueblo girls, c.1884 [before]

The caption reads: Pueblo Girls. Entered Carlisle. Aug. 1884.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Before

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Carlisle Indian School Student Body, 1884

Carlisle Indian School in 1884; 375 students.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Ross Cheohe, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Ross Cheoche.

The caption reads: Ross Cheoche

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

Unidentified Male Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative of an unidentified male student.

Another glass plate negative image of this same student, in a similar pose, is also on our website. See "Related Images".

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

Samuel Townsend, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Samuel Townsend, a member of the Pawnee Nation.

The caption reads: Samuel Townsend

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Male Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative of an unidentified male student.

Another glass plate negative image of this same student, in a similar pose, is also on our website. See "Related Images".

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Thomas Wistar, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Thomas Wistar, a member of the Ottawa Nation.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Male Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of an unidentified male student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Male Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of an unidentified male student.

The caption reads, in part: ...perelt. A portion of the slide containing the first part of the student's name is missing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Male Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of an unidentified male student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Harvey Townsend and Benjamin Thomas, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Harvey Townsend and Benjamin Thomas, member of the Pueblo Nation.

The caption reads: H. Townsend + B. Thomas

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

Group of Unidentified Students, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of two unidentified male students.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Joseph Cox and Friend, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Joseph Cox, a member of the Omaha Nation. Another person, indicated as "Friend", is also pictured; it is unclear if this person's name is Friend, or if they are just a friend of Joseph Cox.

The caption reads: 93 Joseph Cox + Friend

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

Group of Unidentified Students, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of two unidentified male students.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Alfred, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Alfred.

The caption reads: Alfred - 3

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Little Bear Group, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of the Little Bear group.

The caption read: Little Bear Group

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

Group of Unidentified Students, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of two unidentified male students.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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