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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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

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

Clayton Brave, c.1884

Studio portrait of Clayton Brave wearing non-native clothing. 

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

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 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

Norman Casadore, c.1884

Studio portrait of Norman Casadore wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Silas Childers, c.1884

Studio portrait of Silas Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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

Cook, Grace Cook, and Hope Blue Teeth, c.1884

Studio portait of Cook, seated, with his dauther, Grace Cook standing at left and Hope Blue Teeth standing at right. All are wearing non-native clothing. 

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

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

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

Chester Cornelius, c.1885

Studio portrait of a male student wearing non-native clothing. The handwritten caption along the side of the image is difficult to read, but we believe it says: Chester Cornelius and that that is who the sitter is. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

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

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

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

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

Unidentified Female Student, c.1885

Glass plate negative image of an unidentified female student.

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

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