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, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear, 1883, #1 [before]

View of Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear the day after they entered the school on November 15, 1883.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: 1  Wounded Yellow Robe, 3  Timber Yellow Robe, and 2  Henry Standing Bear.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear, 1883, #2 [before]

View of Wounded Yellow Robe, Timber Yellow Robe, and Henry Standing Bear on November 15, 1883.

The handwritten note reads: Taken upon their arrival in Carlisle.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Lorenzo Bonito, c.1884 [version 1]

Studio portrait of Lorenzo Bonito wearing school uniform. A partially obscured handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Lorenzo Barnte

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lorenzo Bonito, c.1884 [version 2]

Studio portrait of Lorenzo Bonito wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Paul Boynton, c.1884

Studio portrait of Paul Boynton wearing non-native clothes. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Jennie Black, c.1884 [version 2]

Studio portrait of Jennie Black probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Jennie Black, c.1884 [version 1]

Studio portrait of Jennie Black probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Studio portrait of Walter Analla and his sister, Maria Analla, both in school uniforms.

A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Walter Analla and his sister. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Clayton Brave, c.1884

Studio portrait of Clayton Brave wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Arnold Woolworth, c.1884

Studio portrait of Arnold Woolworth wearing non-native clothing. A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads in part: Arnold.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Constant Bread, c.1884

Studio portrait of Constant Bread probably wearing school uniform with neckerchief. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Lena Black Bear, c.1884 [version 2]

Studio portrait of Lena Black Bear probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Norman Casadore, c.1884

Studio portrait of Norman Casadore wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lena Black Bear, c. 1884 [version 1]

Studio portrait of Lena Black Bear probably wearing school uniform. Handwritten along the side of the image: Lena Black Bear

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

John Menual Chaves, c.1884

Studio portrait of John Menual Chaves wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Susie Bond, c.1884

Studio portrait of Susie Bond wearing non-native clothing, possibly a school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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

Arnold Woolworth, c.1885

Studio portrait of Arnold Woolworth in non-native clothing. 

The caption reads: Arnold

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

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

Luther Standing Bear and Willard Standing Bear, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Luther Standing Bear and Willard Standing Bear, members of the Sioux Nation.

The caption reads: Luther and Willard

Format: Glass Plate Negative

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

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