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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The First Graduating Class in 1889

The caption reads: THE FIRST CLASS OF GRADUATES.

The printed note reads: Frank Dorian (Iowa). Wm. F. Campbell (Chippewa). Thomas Wistar (Ottawa). Kish Hawkins (Cheyenne). Joel Tyndall (Omaha). Edwin Schanandore (Oneida). Jos. B. Harris (Gros Ventre). Eva Johnson (Wyandotte). Lilly Cornelius (Oneida). Julia Powlas (Oneida). Esther Miller (Miami). Clara Farber (Wyandotte). Katie Grindrod (Wyandotte). Cecilia Londrosh (Winnebago).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 16.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Second Graduating Class in 1890

The caption reads: THE SECOND CLASS OF GRADUATES, 1890.

The printed note reads: Dennison Wheelock (Oneida). Stacy Matlack (Pawnee). Levi Levering (Omaha). William Tivis (Comanche). Jemima Wheelock (Oneida). Veronica Holliday (Chippewa). Benjamin Lowry (Winnebago). George W. Means (Sioux). Howard Logan (Winnebago). George Vallier (Quapaw). Percy Zadoka (Keechi). Lawrence Smith (Winnebago). William Morgan (Pawnee). Carl Leider (Crow). Benjamin Thomas (Pueblo). Rosa Bourassa Chippewa). Nellie Robertson (Sioux). Julia Bent (Cheyenne).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 17.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Richard Henry Pratt, 1890

The handwritten note reads: Capt Pratt. Supt of Indian School Carlisle Pa.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Rosa Whitethunder, c.1890

The handwritten note reads: Rosa Whitethunder   Sioux   In her Indian dress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Levi M. St. Cyr, c.1890

The caption reads: LEVI ST CYR, WINNEBAGO. Entered Carlisle 1887, aged 16. Graduated 1891; learned the Printer's trade, and is now Assistant Printer in the Carlisle School Office - Is also a member of the band.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Henry Phillips, c.1890

The printed note reads: HENRY PHILLIPS, THLINKET from Alaska, Entered Carlisle 1887 from Presbyterian Mission at Sitka; learned the Printers trade, and worked for some time in a machinist's shop doing good work; returned to Alaska 1892 continuing work as a machinist in Juneau.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Buildings at the Carlisle Indian School, #3, c.1890

The captions in the top row from left to right read: Small Boys' Quarters       Ass't. Supt's. Quarters   Superintendent's Quarters       Chapel       Guard House

The captions in the top midde row from left to right read: Hospital    Disciplinarian's Quarters       Band Stand         After School          School Building

The captions in the bottom middle row from left to right read: Large Boys' Quarters       Christmas Dinner.        School Room         Office & Teachers' Quarters

The captions in the bottom row from left to right read: Gymnasium      Girls' Quarters         Girls' Industrial Hall and Dining-room     Shops.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Buildings at the Carlisle Indian School, #2, c.1890

A composite of 16 photographs of the school. The captions read: Small Boys’ Quarters, Ass’t. Supt’s. Quarters, Superintendent’s Quarters, Chapel, Guard House, Hospital, Disciplinarian’s Quarters, Band Stand, After School, School Building, Large Boys’ Quarters, Christmas Dinner, School Room, Office & Teachers’ Quarters, Gymnasium, Girls’ Quarters, Girls’ Industrial Hall and Dining-room, Shops.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Buildings at the Carlisle Indian School, #1, c.1890

A composite of 16 photographs of the school. The captions read: Small Boys’ Quarters, Ass’t. Supt’s. Quarters, Superintendent’s Quarters, Chapel, Guard House, Hospital, Disciplinarian’s Quarters, Band Stand, After School, School Building, Large Boys’ Quarters, Christmas Dinner, School Room, Office & Teachers’ Quarters, Gymnasium, Girls’ Quarters, Girls’ Industrial Hall and Dining-room, Shops.

The handwritten note reads: Buildings of Government Indian School at Carlisle, Pa.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Manilito Chiquito, c.1890

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: No. 111. Manilito Chiquito Navajoe from New Mexico 

The individual in this image is also known as Manuelito Chiquito.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Male, c.1880

The individual in this carte de visite has not been identified.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Class of 1890

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1890. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

William Tivis, Comanche. Jemima Wheelock, Oneida. Dennison Wheelock, Oneida. Stacy Matlack, Pawnee. Levi Levering, Omaha. Veronica Holliday, Chippewa. Benjamin Lawry, Winnebago. George Means, Sioux. Howard Logan, Winnebago. George Vallier, Quapaw. William Morgan, Pawnee. Carl Leider, Crow. Percy Zadoka, Keechi. Benjamin Thomas, Pueblo. Lawrence Smith, Winnebago. Rosa Bourassa, Chippewa. Nellie Robertson, Sioux. Julia Bent, Cheyenne.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Bruce Patterson, c.1890

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: 44. Bruce Patterson.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Pueblo Students, c.1890

The handwritten note reads: Pueblos   Harvey Townsend   Sheldon Jackson.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Pueblo girls, c.1890 [after]

The caption reads: The same Pueblo girls are seen in the photograph above, six months after arrival at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: After

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Mishler Family, c.1890

The Mishler family sits for a portrait around 1890. Two members of the Mishler family, Louis Jr. and Charles, would attend the Carlisle Indian School.

Standing, left to right: Charles Mishler, Louis Mishler Jr.

Sitting, left to right: Louis Mishler Sr., unidentified, Margaret McCarthy Mishler

This image was digitized from the private collection of Pat Monroe, descendant of Louis Mishler.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Private Collection

Teachers Club

Teachers club with tables set with table clothes. Radiator in the background along with exposed light bulb hanging from the ceiling.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W, Postcard

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Composite of Carlisle Indian School Images, c.1890

A composite of different Carlisle Indian School images from around 1890.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Third Graduating Class in 1891

The caption reads: THE THIRD CLASS OF GRADUATES, 1891.

The printed note reads: Robert Mathews (Pawnee). Martin Archiquette (Oneida). John Tyler (Cheyenne). Wm. H. Froman (Miami). Chas. E. Dagenett (Peoria). Henry S. Bear (Sioux). Josiah Powlas (Oneida). Etta Robinson (Sioux). Yamie Leeds (Pueblo). Levi M. St. Cyr (Winnebago). Harry Kohpay (Osage).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 18.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Piegan Chiefs (Blackfoot Confederacy), c.1891

The printed note on the reverse side reads: PIEGAN CHIEFS (BLACKFOOT CONFEDERACY) VISITING CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL (ca. 1891).

Front Seated Left - Running Crane, Chief of Lone Eaters.
Front Seated Center - Little Dog, Chief of the Black Patched Moccasins Bands.
Seated Center Left - White Grass.
Right of Center - White Calf, Head Chief of Piegans in Montana.
Far Right - Little Plume.
Standing Left - Four Horns.
Standing Center - Brocky.
Standing Right - Bear Chief.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Class of 1891

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1891. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

The printed note reads: Robert Mathews, Pawnee. Martin Archiquette, Oneida. John Tyler, Cheyenne. Wm. H. Froman, Miami. Chas. E. Dagenett, Peoria. Henry S. Bear, Sioux. Josiah Powlas, Oneida. Etta Robertson, Sioux. Yamie Leeds, Pueblo. Levi M. St. Cyr, Winnebago. Harry Kohpay, Osage.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Albert Sitting Eagle, 1891

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Albert Sitting Eagle, Wanbetiyotanki, Aug. 13, 1891.

View of Albert Sitting Eagle as a student at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

The Fourth Graduating Class in 1892

The caption reads: THE FOURTH CLASS OF GRADUATES, 1892.

The printed note reads: Thomas Metoxen (Oneida). Hattie Long Wolt (Sioux). Reuben Wolfe (Omaha). Luzena Choteau (Wyandotte). William Baird (Oneida). Albert Bishop (Seneca). Benajah Miles (Arapahoe). Joseph Hamilton (Piegan). Benjamin Caswell (Chippewa). Frank Everett (Wichita). Lydia Flint (Shawnee). Fred Peake (Chippewa).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 19.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Samuel Little Hawk, Frank Jannies, and William C. Bull, c.1892

The caption reads:  #1 LITTLE HAWK,  #2 F. JANNIES,  #3 Wm. C. BULL.

The printed note reads: FRANK JANNIES, SIOUX, Entered Carlisle 1883; remained the full term of five years; was employed as a carpenter at Rosebud Agency S. Dak.; enlisted in the Army Dec. 1891; became 1st Sgt. Co. I, 16th Infry., and served as school teacher at the Post.  WM. C. BULL and SAMUEL LITTLE HAWK, also members of the same tribe, served their full term at Carlisle and enlisted in the Army July, 1892.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: No. 1 Sam L Hawk 3rd Sergt.  No. 2 Frank Jannies 3rd Sergt.  No. 3 Wm C. Bull 3rd Sergt. Co. For Captain.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Class of 1892

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1892. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

Thomas Metoxen (Oneida.) Hattie Long Wolf (Sioux.) Reuben Wolfe (Omaha.) Luzena Choteau (Wyandotte.) William Baird (Oneida.) Albert Bishop, (Seneca.) Benajah Miles (Arapahoe.) Joseph Hamilton (Piegan.) Benjamin Caswell (Chippewa.) Frank Everett (Wichita.) Lydia Flint (Shawnee.) Fred Peake (Chippewa.)

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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