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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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

Thomas Wistar, 1886

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Thomas Wistar June 21st 1886. Baxter Springs, Kansas.

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

Group of Chiricahua Apaches arrive in Carlisle, 1886

The handwritten note reads: Chiricahua Apaches as they arrived at Carlisle from Fort Marion, Florida, November 4th, 1886.

Humphrey Eseharzay, Samson Noran, Hugh Chee, Bishop Eatennah, Basil Ekarden, Ernest Hogee, Clement Seanilzay, [Beatrice?] Kiahtel, Janette Pahgastatum, Margaret Y. Nadasthilah, Kredk [Eskelseja?]

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Nellie Robertson, c.1887

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: [Nellie Robertson] (5248) (16)

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Carlisle Indian Students at the Centennial of the Constitution Parade, #2, 1887

The caption reads: THE CENTENNIAL OF THE CONSTITUTION – THE CARLISLE INDIANS PASSING UNDER THE MAIN ARCH – INDUSTRIAL PROCESSION. DRAWN BY W. A. ROGERS.

This hand-colored engraving is from a Supplement to Harper’s Weekly  vol. 31, no. 1605 (September 24, 1887): pgs. 698.

Format: Artwork

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indian Students at the Centennial of the Constitution Parade, #3, 1887

The caption reads: THE CENTENNIAL OF THE CONSTITUTION – THE CARLISLE INDIANS PASSING UNDER THE MAIN ARCH – INDUSTRIAL PROCESSION. DRAWN BY W. A. ROGERS.

This hand-colored engraving is from a Supplement to Harper’s Weekly vol. 31, no. 1605 (September 24, 1887): pgs. 698.

Format: Artwork

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indian Students at the Centennial of the Constitution Parade, #4, 1887

The caption reads: THE CENTENNIAL OF THE CONSTITUTION – THE CARLISLE INDIANS PASSING UNDER THE MAIN ARCH – INDUSTRIAL PROCESSION. DRAWN BY W. A. ROGERS.

This hand-colored engraving is from a Supplement to Harper’s Weekly  vol. 31, no. 1605 (September 24, 1887): pgs. 698.

Format: Artwork

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indian Students at the Centennial of the Constitution Parade, #1, 1887

The caption reads: THE CENTENNIAL OF THE CONSTITUTION – THE CARLISLE INDIANS PASSING UNDER THE MAIN ARCH – INDUSTRIAL PROCESSION. DRAWN BY W. A. ROGERS.

This engraving is from a Supplement to Harper’s Weekly  vol. 31, no. 1605 (September 24, 1887): pgs. 698.

Format: Artwork

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indian Printers, c.1888

The printed note on the reverse side reads: Carlisle Indian Printers. 1. Robert Mathews, Pawnee ; 2. Yamie Leeds, Pueblo ; 3. Paul Boynton, Arapahoe ; 4. Lorenzo Martinez, Pueblo ; 5. Benajah Miles, Arapahoe ; 6. Carl Lieder, Crow ; 7. Bennie Thomas, Pueblo ; 8. Levi St. Cyr, Winnebago; 9. Howard Logan, Winnebago ; 10. Charlie Dagenett, Peoria ; 11. Dennison Wheelock, Oneida ; 12. Joe Harris, Gros Ventre ; 13. Geo. Valier, Quapaw ; 14. Henry Philips, Alaskan Thlinket ; 15. Charlie Moncravie, Omaha.

This photograph was donated by James Herster in 2014.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Kate Irvine Kinghune and Eunice Suison, 1888

The handwritten note reads: Kate Irvine Kinghune and Eunice Suison

The infants in this image are also known as Katie Kinshone and Eunice Suisson, respectively. This image is believed to have been taken in February, 1888.

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

The First Graduating Class in 1889

The caption reads: THE FIRST CLASS OF GRADUATES.

The printed note reads: Frank Dorian (Iowa). Wm. F. Campbell (Chippewa). Thomas Wistar (Ottawa). Kish Hawkins (Cheyenne). Joel Tyndall (Omaha). Edwin Schanandore (Oneida). Jos. B. Harris (Gros Ventre). Eva Johnson (Wyandotte). Lilly Cornelius (Oneida). Julia Powlas (Oneida). Esther Miller (Miami). Clara Farber (Wyandotte). Katie Grindrod (Wyandotte). Cecilia Londrosh (Winnebago).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 16.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Edwin Schanandore, c.1889

The top printed notes read: EDWIN SCHANANDORE, ONEIDA. Entered Carlisle 1885    Is Employed as BAKER and BAND LEADER.

The bottom printed notes read: Graduated Class 1889.   At Cherokee School North Carolina.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Composite of Carlisle Indian School Images, c.1890

A composite of different Carlisle Indian School images from around 1890.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Buildings at the Carlisle Indian School, #2, c.1890

A composite of 16 photographs of the school. 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.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

A composite of 16 photographs of the school. 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

Henry Phillips, c.1890

The printed note reads: HENRY PHILLIPS, THLINKET from Alaska, Entered Carlisle 1887 from Presbyterian Mission at Sitka; learned the Printers trade, and worked for some time in a machinist's shop doing good work; returned to Alaska 1892 continuing work as a machinist in Juneau.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Rosa Whitethunder, c.1890

The handwritten note reads: Rosa Whitethunder   Sioux   In her Indian dress.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

The Second Graduating Class in 1890

The caption reads: THE SECOND CLASS OF GRADUATES, 1890.

The printed note reads: Dennison Wheelock (Oneida). Stacy Matlack (Pawnee). Levi Levering (Omaha). William Tivis (Comanche). Jemima Wheelock (Oneida). Veronica Holliday (Chippewa). Benjamin Lowry (Winnebago). George W. Means (Sioux). Howard Logan (Winnebago). George Vallier (Quapaw). Percy Zadoka (Keechi). Lawrence Smith (Winnebago). William Morgan (Pawnee). Carl Leider (Crow). Benjamin Thomas (Pueblo). Rosa Bourassa Chippewa). Nellie Robertson (Sioux). Julia Bent (Cheyenne).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 17.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Male, c.1880

The individual in this carte de visite has not been identified.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Buildings at the Carlisle Indian School, #3, c.1890

The captions in the top row from left to right read: Small Boys' Quarters       Ass't. Supt's. Quarters   Superintendent's Quarters       Chapel       Guard House

The captions in the top midde row from left to right read: Hospital    Disciplinarian's Quarters       Band Stand         After School          School Building

The captions in the bottom middle row from left to right read: Large Boys' Quarters       Christmas Dinner.        School Room         Office & Teachers' Quarters

The captions in the bottom row from left to right read: Gymnasium      Girls' Quarters         Girls' Industrial Hall and Dining-room     Shops.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Class of 1890

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1890. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

William Tivis, Comanche. Jemima Wheelock, Oneida. Dennison Wheelock, Oneida. Stacy Matlack, Pawnee. Levi Levering, Omaha. Veronica Holliday, Chippewa. Benjamin Lawry, Winnebago. George Means, Sioux. Howard Logan, Winnebago. George Vallier, Quapaw. William Morgan, Pawnee. Carl Leider, Crow. Percy Zadoka, Keechi. Benjamin Thomas, Pueblo. Lawrence Smith, Winnebago. Rosa Bourassa, Chippewa. Nellie Robertson, Sioux. Julia Bent, Cheyenne.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Levi M. St. Cyr, c.1890

The caption reads: LEVI ST CYR, WINNEBAGO. Entered Carlisle 1887, aged 16. Graduated 1891; learned the Printer's trade, and is now Assistant Printer in the Carlisle School Office - Is also a member of the band.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Mauilito Chiquito, c.1890

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: No. 111. Mauilito Chiquito Navajoe from New Mexico 

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Bruce Patterson, c.1890

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: 44. Bruce Patterson.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Pueblo Students, c.1890

The handwritten note reads: Pueblos   Hamseu Lonmseul   Shielon Jackson.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

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