Images

The Images section 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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Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Bob Tail and his son, Joseph Bobtail, who is wearing school uniform. There is an illegible handwritten caption along the side of the image.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Grace Cook with her father [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Cook and his daughter, student Grace Cook.

The handwritten caption reads: Cook - and. Daughter -

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-017b and CS-CH-045. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Little Raven and Anna Raven, c.1880

Studio portrait of visiting chief Little Raven with his daughter, student Anna Raven. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Big Bow [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Big Bow, a Kiowa chief.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

First School Building, c.1880

Existing building (the South Barracks) used as the first school building in which classes were taught. 

This building was demolished in July 1888 and replaced with a new building for the same purpose.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lucy Black Shortnose [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose wearing a school-issued print dress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Teacher Mary Hyde and eight female students [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of teacher Mary Hyde and eight female students. The students are: Ann Laura (back left), Hattie Long Wolf (back middle), Rebecca Big Star (back right), Alice Wynn (middle row left), Grace Cook (middle row right), Mabel Doanmoe (bottom left), Stella Berht (bottom center), and Ruth (Looking Woman) (bottom right). The girls all appear to be wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Young Spotted Tail, c.1880

This glass plate negative of Young Spotted Tail, eldest son of Chief Spotted Tail, seems to be an image of an earlier photograph. It is not clear if Young Spotted Tail ever visited Carlisle. John Choate may have taken this photographic print because he had lost or broken his own original negative of this image, but what is more likely is that the photographic print was the product of another photographer entirely, and Choate simply wished to make a copy for personal use or for sale.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Left Hand and his son, U.S. Grant (Grant Left Hand) [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Left Hand and his son, U.S. Grant (Grant Left Hand). Grant is wearing a school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Bob Tail with his son Joseph Bobtail, who is dressed in a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Hattie Long Wolf, c.1880

Studio portrait of Hattie Long Wolf (Hattie Porcupine).

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

White Man and Stumbling Bear, visiting chiefs [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of two visiting chiefs holding folding fans. 

They are identified in Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections version of this image as White Man, Apache Chief (at left) and Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief (at right). 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Five Sioux girls [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Ruth (Looking Woman), Hattie Long Wolf, Anna Laura, Grace Cook, and Stella Berht.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: CS-CH-066, PA-CH1-023a, and 10-B-12.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Two chiefs with a male student, c.1880

Studio portrait of what appear to be two visiting chiefs with one male student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Sheldon Jackson, Harvey Townsend, and John Shields [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Sheldon Jackson (left), Harvey Townsend (center), and John Shields (right), all wearing native clothing.

The handwritten note reads: Pueblos   Harvey Townsend   Sheldon Jackson.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-19b, 10-B-35A, CS-CH-74, and 12-26-01.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Two chiefs, c.1880

Studio portrait of two visiting chiefs. 

Cataloging from the Cumberland County Historical Society, presumably based on information scratched on the negatives, indicates they are "Nachisi and New Mexico, Apache." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Five students with teacher Miss Spencer, c.1880

Studio portrait of three male students and two female students posed with a white woman. The caption identifies them as "Miss Spencer and class." School records list Miss Spencer as an "Industrial Teacher" who was employed in 1880. This image is #36 on the list of Choate photos for sale published in 1881. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Benjamin Thomas, Mary Perry, and John Menual Chaves [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Benjamin Thomas (standing at left), Mary Perry (seated in center), and John Menual Chaves (standing at right). The boys are both wearing school uniforms. Perry is in a school-issued print dress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

View of the center of the school grounds, c.1880

View of the school grounds showing the chapel and the superintendent's quarters on the right and the teachers' quarters on the left. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Unidentified male student #18, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified male student wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Friday, a vistor to the school, c.1880

A photograph of a studio portrait, identified as "Friday, a visitor to the Indian school." 

This photograph was taken by J.N. Choate, but the photographer of the original portrait is unknown. It may have also been Choate. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Eight female students and one staff member in dining room, c.1880

Posed portrait of eight female students, presumably kitchen staff, and one staff member in the dining room with set tables.

Note: Three of these students are identified as Eva Pickard, Anna Laura, and Anna Raven.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Male students posed in the tin shop with Richard Henry Pratt and instructor, c.1880

A posed group of male students in the Carlisle Indian School tin shop with their instructor and Richard Henry Pratt. They are, from left to right: Charles Oheltoint, Richard Henry Pratt, Henry Roman Nose, Paul Black Bear, J.H. Curtain (instructor), Ernest, and Koba.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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