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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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

Seventeen male Cheyenne students with a white man, 1890

Studio portrait of seventeen unidentified male students in school uniforms with one white man in the center of the group. 

Previous cataloging has interpreted the caption to indicate the group is Cheyenne and that the date is January 1890. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Endeavor Society, 1890

Portrait of a large group of female students with one white woman in the center, posed on the steps of a building on the school grounds. The caption identifies them as the student group the Endeavor Society and dates the image to 1890. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-007 and 10-B-21. The caption for the latter copy names the group as the Endeavor Literary Society. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Rose Howell, c.1890

Studio portrait of Rose Howell possibly wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Unidentified male student #33, c.1890

Studio portrait of an identified male student.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Chester Cornelius and Stacy Matlock, c.1890

Studio portrait of Chester Cornelius (sitting) and Stacy Matlock (standing), both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Rosa Bourassa, c.1890

Studio portrait of Rosa Bourassa. A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Rose Baunassa.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Nineteen female students with a teacher, c.1890

Portrait of nineteen unidentified female students with a white woman, presumably a teacher, posed on the school grounds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

Three male student band members and three female students, c.1890

Studio portrait of three male students in band uniforms with brass instruments with three female students. The caption probably identifies them as Dennison Wheelock, Cecelia Wheelock, William Baird, and Angelina Baird. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Knox Nostlin, c.1890

Studio portrait of Knox Nostlin wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Twenty-five students on the school grounds, c.1890

Portrait of thirteen unidentified male students and twelve unidentified female students dressed formally and posed on the school grounds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Two unidentified male students #18, c.1890

Studio portrait of two unidentified young male students.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Six Sioux chiefs with six male students [version 2], c.1890

Studio portrait of six visiting Sioux chiefs with six male students.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has made the folowing identifications based on comparison with other photos: back row, second from the left, Chauncey Yellow Robe, third from the left, Horn Pipe; middle row, from left to right, Quick Bear, High Hawk, He Dog, Hollow Horn Bear, and Good Voice.

Previous cataloging of National Anthropological Archives negative for this image interprets the handwritten caption as containing the name Charles Smith. A Sioux student named Charles Smith did attend the school, overlapping with Chauncey Yellow Robe. He may be one of the other students here.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Six unidentified male students #3, c.1890

Studio portrait of six unidentified male students. 

Previous cataloging identifies them as members of the Blackfoot nation, presumably from information in the caption. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lillie Wind, c.1890

Studio portrait of Lillie Wind. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-074d and PA-CH2-013c. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Albert Silas, c.1890

Studio portrait of Albert Silas wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Unidentified male student #34, c.1890

Student portrait of an unidentified male student.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Second School Building, c.1890

Second school building with many students on the porches and lined up to enter. 

This building was built in 1888, replacing the original school building.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Mawbeens Waymegance, c.1890

Studio portrait of Mawbeens Waymegance wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ezra Ricker and Quincy Adams, c.1890

Studio portrait of Ezra Ricker and Quincy Adams.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Samuel Six Killer, c.1890

Studio portrait of Samuel Six Killer wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Leila Cornelius, c.1890

Studio portrait of Leila Cornelius.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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