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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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

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

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

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

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.

The Mrs. Marmon in this image is believed to be Mrs. Walter Marmon.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

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

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

Unidentified Male Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of an unidentified male student.

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

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 Unidentified Students, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of two unidentified male students.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Arnold, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Arnold.

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

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

Two Unidentified Male Students, c.1885

Glass plate negative images of two unidentified male students.

The caption reads: Rob [?] and [illegible]

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

Frank West, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Frank West.

The caption reads: Frank West 3

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Edgar Fire Thunder and Solomon, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Edgar Fire Thunder, a member of the Sioux Nation. Another person, named Solomon, is also pictured.

The caption reads: Solomon and Edgar

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Unidentified Students, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of three unidentified students, two male and one female.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Henry Ouita, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Henry Ouita, a member of the Apache Nation.

The caption reads: Henry Outa - 3-50 - Pd

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Female Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of an unidentified female student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Unidentified Students, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of four unidentified male students.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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