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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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

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

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 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

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

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

James Black Hawk, c.1885

Studio portrait of Jame Black Hawk wearing non-native clothes. Handwritten caption along side of image probably reads: James Black Hawk

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Little Elk, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Little Elk.

The caption reads: Little Elk

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

Clay Ainsworth, c.1885

Studio portrait of Clay Ainsworth wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Minnie Atkins, c.1885

Studio portrait of Minnie Atkins probably wearing a school uniform.

The caption reads: Minnie Atkins

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

Unidentified Female Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of an unidentified female student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Otto Zotom, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of Otto Zotom, a member of the Kiowa Nation.

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

Unidentified Female Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative images of an unidentified female student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Studio portrait of Clay Ainsworth in non-native clothes. 

Handritten caption along the side of the image appears to read: "Clay Ainsworth." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Unidentified Female Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of an unidentified female student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Peter Charko, c.1882

Glass plate negative image of Peter Charko.

The caption reads: Peter Cherco

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

Eben Beads, c.1885

Studio portrait of Eben Beads wearing non-native clothes.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Unidentified Female Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of an unidentified female student.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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