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 Carlisle School Band

The caption reads: THE SCHOOL BAND.

The printed note reads: In 1880 a benevolent lady of Boston presented the school with a set of band instruments. Under its present leader, a graduate of the School, it has a recognized place among the good bands of the country, and has performed acceptably before critical audiences in our large cities, notably at the parades in New York and Chicago during the Clumbian Quadra-Centennial.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 35.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle School Grounds, #2, c.1895

Carlisle School grounds with a view of the Chapel.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The School Sewing Room

The caption reads: THE SEWING ROOM.

The printed note reads: In this department from twenty to sixty girls are daily employed in cutting, making and repairing all the clothing by the girls of the School, and the boys' shirts and underclothing.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 51.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Skating on the Conodoguinet

The caption reads: SKATING ON THE CONEDOGWINET.

The printed note reads: Within a short distance of the School is the Conedogwinet Creek; in Summer a beautiful place for fishing and bathing, and in Winter, when the ice is good, a famous skating resort. The picture shows the Indian students and employees on the ice during holiday week.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 34.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

School Room Interior

The caption reads: A SCHOOL ROOM INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: This picture gives a partial view of school room No. 12, occupied by the Senior Class. The school rooms are 28 x 30 x 13 feet, well lighted and ventilated, fitted with single desks and slate blackboards, and aggregate accommodations for 700 pupils.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 11.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

View of the Campus

The caption reads: VIEW OF THE CAMPUS.

The printed note reads: One feature of the School is the beauty of the grounds and their special adaptability to the purposes of a school. During the recreation periods the students spend many happy hours on the campus in playing croquet, tennis, ball and other games, or in quietly promenading, reading and chatting.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 6.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Apache Students

The caption reads: GROUP OF APACHES.

The printed note reads: Of all the Indians Carlisle has undertaken, no tribe presented a more hopeless outlook than the Apaches from Arizona, who have long held a most unenviable reputation as the outlaws and the Ishmaelites of the Indians. Carlisle's experience with the Apaches is that they are as susceptible as others of civilization. They are unusually active and valuable as workers.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 36.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Carlisle School Hospital

The caption reads: THE HOSPITAL.

The printed note reads: This necessary adjunct of the School is officered with a resident physician, a trained nurse in charge and an Indian girl assistant who is also a trained nurse. It has its own kitchen and special diet table. The rooms are well heated and lighted and all usual appliances for the proper care of the sick are provided.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 52.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Old Walnut Tree

The caption reads: THE OLD WALNUT TREE.

The printed note reads: One of the prominent objects on the school grounds is the old Walnut Tree, which stands close to the Teachers' Quarters and is a silent sentinel of peculiar interest and beauty.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 37.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Farm House

The caption reads: THE FARM HOUSE.

The printed note reads: On the School farm of 109 acres is a very pretty, old-fashioned homestead. The arm has a beautiful, never failing spring, and good buildings, the barn being 120 x 72 feet and complete in every respect. The School also owns another farm of 157 acres and rents other land, so that in all it has about 300 acres. Dairying is a distinctive part of the farm work.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 53.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

World's Fair Exhibit

The caption reads: THE WORLD'S FAIR EXHIBIT.

The printed note reads: The exhibit of Carlisle School at the World's Fair compared avorably with the exhibits from other industrial schools of the country, and won for Carlisle diplomas from the Department of Liberal Arts and the Department of Agriculture. The School has also been awarded medals for exhibits made in Paris and Madrid, and other diplomas on less important occasions.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 38.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The YMCA Building

The caption reads: THE Y. M. C. A.

The printed note reads: This Association, started in 1884 with a small membership, has now about 150 members, with a neat hall, 54 x 29 feet, comfortably furnished. It is in full membership in the state and national organizations, sending regular delegates and reports to their conventions.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 54.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Seventh Graduating Class in 1895

The caption reads: THE SEVENTH CLASS OF GRADUATES. 1895.

The printed note reads: Clark Gregg (Assinaboine). David Turkey (Seneca). George Warren (Chippewa). Laura Long (Wyandotte). Wm. Hazlett (Piegan). Wm. Lufkins (Chippewa). Issac Baird (Oneida). Lewis Williams (Nez Perce). Ida LaChapelle (Chippewa). Melissa Green (Oneida). George Suis (Crow). Alice Lambert (Chippewa). Chauncey Y. Robe (Sioux). Wm. Moore (Sac & Fox). Nettie Freemont (Omaha). James Van Wert (Chippewa). Antoine Donnell (Chippewa). Samuel Sixkiller (Cherokee). Susie McDougall (Chippewa). George Buck (Sioux).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 22.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Trade Workshops

The caption reads: THE WORKSHOPS.

The printed note reads: The old cavalry stables were remodeled as workshops, and serve the purpose well, being convenient, compact and roomy. Carlisle was the pioneer in Indian industrial education and has followed an original system of of its own - producing the clothing, shoes, etc., necessary for the students, and manufacturing wagons, harness and tinware for the Government. In all the shops as little machinery as possible is used, in order that each pupil may learn his trade in a way that will make him most skillful with his hands.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 39.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Standard Debating Society, #2

The caption reads: THE STANDARD DEBATING SOCIETY.

The printed note reads: The Standards represent the oldest Literary Society of the School and have had under various names twelve years of life. From a very crude beginning, through much coaching and fostering, its members have developed a society of debaters in which live questions of national and international policy, as well as grave ethical questions, are discussed, much to the benefit of the students and the School.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 55.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Guard House, #2

The caption reads: THE GUARD HOUSE.

The printed note reads: At the entrance gate stands the old Guard House, which is one of the historic buildings of Pennsylvania. It was built by the Hessian soldiers whom Washington captured at the battle of Trenton, in 1776, and sent to this place as prisoners of war. The School follows a system of military guard duty, and the Guard House is used as the headquarters for the sentinels.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 23.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carpenter Shop

The caption reads: THE CARPENTER SHOP.

The printed note reads: One of the most useful and popular trades taught is that of carpentering. The Master Carpenter with his Indian boys is able to undertake any job of building required at the School.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 40.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

After School, c.1895

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: After School.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Invincible Society

The caption reads: THE INVINCIBLE SOCIETY.

The printed note reads: This society is an offshoot of the Standard and airly equals the parent society in equals the parent society in all departments of literary work, and is distinguished as the musical society.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 56.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

School Dining Room and Girls' Industrial Hall

The caption reads: DINING ROOM AND GIRLS' INDUSTRIAL HALL.

The printed note reads: This building, 125 x 50 feet, with a rear projection 80 x 36 feet, was erected in 1884, mainly by student labor under the direction of the school mechanics. On the lower floor is the dining room 124 x 49 x 16 feet, lighted with two arc lights, the kitchen and laundry. On the upper floor is a large sewing room, a room for the cooking-class and the drying room.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 24.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Shoe Shop

The caption reads: THE SHOE SHOP.

The printed note reads: makes all the shoes used by the pupils except such as are bought from their own unds and kept for Sunday best. Since the beginning of the School not a pair of shoes or boots has been sent off the premises to be repaired.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 41.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Assembly Hall and Chapel

The caption reads: THE ASSEMBLY HALL AND CHAPEL.

The printed note reads: is in the central part of the School building. It is light and airy and seats 800 persons.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 59.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the Dining Hall

The caption reads: DINING HALL - INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: This room will seat 700 persons.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 25.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Harness Shop

The caption reads: THE HARNESS SHOP.

The printed note reads: has no difficulty in securing its quota of apprentices. The product of this shop is used by the Government at the different Indian Agencies and amounts to 150 to 250 sets of double harness annually - all hand made.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 42.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Male Students in the Country

The caption reads: INDIAN BOYS IN THE COUNTRY.

The printed note reads: illustrates the outing system, which is the practical side of Carlisle training. The Indian under the same opportunities becomes just as good a hand at all the varied employments of the farm as the white man.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 60.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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