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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Grace Cook with her father [version 1], c.1880

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

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Frank Cushing, Taylor Ealy, Mary Ealy, and Jennie Hammaker [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Frank Cushing (standing at left), Taylor Ealy (standing at right), Mary Ealy (seated in swing at left), and Jennie Hammaker (seated at right), all wearing school uniforms. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Marcus Poko and Otto Wells [?], c.1880

Studio portrait of Marcus Poko and Otto Wells [?], both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

Teacher Mary Hyde and eight female students [version 2], 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.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: CS-CH-076, PA-CH1-021b, and 13-14-01.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Darlington [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Darlington wearing school uniform. 

Handwritten caption along bottom edge of image probably reads: Darlington.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Students posed in rows in front of superintendent's house, c.1880

Male and female students posed in rows on the school grounds in front of the superintendent's house. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Indian School students and staff working on roof of a building, 1880

Indian School students Amos Lone Hill, Joseph Gun, Philip (Kills), Ellwood Dorian, Carlos, Walter Matches, Oscar Bull Bear, and Ralph Iron Eagle Feather and staff members Samuel Wetzel and E.B. Strait working on the roof of one of the school buildings.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: CS-CH-096 and 14-07-02.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

 Lucy Black Shortnose, Anna Laura, Justine La Framboise, and Nancy Renville [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of  Lucy Black Shortnose, Anna Laura, Justine La Framboise, and Nancy Renville, all wearing school-issued print dresses.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Assistant Superintendent's Quarters, c.1880

The Assistant Superintendent's Quarters with a man, woman, and two children (one in a baby carriage) posed on the porch. The man is probably A.J. Standing. 

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

Darlington [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Darlington wearing school uniform. 

Note: CCHS has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-032b and CS-CH-003.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Red Shirt [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Red Shirt, a Sioux chief.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-019c and CS-CH-108.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Spotted Tail after his return from Washington [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Spotted Tail, a Sioux chief, described as being "after his return from Washington." 

Note: This image was sold by photographer J.N. Choate (#23 on his list of photos being sold). It is there that it is described as "after his return from Washington." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

David Blue Teeth and Hope Blue Teeth, c.1880

Studio portrait of David Blue Teeth (standing) and his sister Hope Blue Teeth (seated). David is wearing a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

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

Five young male Sioux students [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of (back row, left to right): David (Kills Without Wounding), Nathan (Ear), Pollock Spotted Tail; and (front row, left to right): Marshall (Marshall Bad Milk), and Hugh (Running Horse). All are wearing school uniforms. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Samuel High Bear and Guy (Bear Don't Scare) at the school bakery, c.1880

Students Samuel High Bear and Guy (Bear Don't Scare) working at the bakery. This is a posed photo of them loading loaves of bread on a wheelbarrow outside the bakery.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image:  PA-CH1-084c and CS-CH-099.

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

Valentine McKenzie, c.1880

Studio portrait of Valentine McKenzie.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Slate showing student work with name Luther Otakte [version 1], c. 1880

Image of a slate such as those used by students. This slate shows a drawing of a man shooting an arrow at a bird next to a tree, math problems, the name "Luther Otakte," and an example of writing referring to teacher Miss Burgess. Along the side is written "Choate Photographer." 

It is probable but not certain that all the work on this slate was done by student Luther Standing Bear (Sioux nation) who was also known by the name Ota Kte. This slate is not dated, but in another image, almost certainly taken at the same date, the slate has a copy of a letter dated June 25, 1880, so this slate has been dated to 1880 also.  

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Iron Wing, c.1880

Studio portrait of Iron Wing, a Sioux chief. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-011b and CS-CH-036.1-.3.  

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

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