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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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

Infant in a cradleboard [version 1], c.1890

Studio portrait of an infant posed in a cradleboard. 

This is a photograph of a photograph with the handwritten caption "Kiowa Pappoose." This image may have been taken of page 34 of Album 2 of the "Indian School Albums" now in the collection of the Cumberland County Historical Society (PA-CH2-034b), or it may have been taken before the print was added to the album. 

This photograph was originally taken by Frances Benjamin Johnston, probably at the Hampton Institute in 1899 when Johnston was there taking photographs of the Native American students. The image in the album may be a copy of the Johnston image, included among the images of Carlisle students, or it may be a copy made by Choate of the Johnston image, copied here again by Choate. 

Version 2 of this image, linked to in Related Images, is a print produced by Choate's studio. There is no indication that Choate credited Johnston for the original image. This was one of the photographs offered as a premium beginning in 1890 to subscribers of the school's Indian Helper newspaper, as were other photographs produced by (the others originally taken by) Choate. Those advertisements refer to this image as "pretty faced pappoose in Indian cradle."

Copies of the Johnston image are held by the Library of Congress (https://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/98519390/) and the Museum of Modern Art (https://www.moma.org/collection/works/57142). 

Note: The National Anthropological Archives has two different negatives, both images of the same print with the handwritten caption. They are NAA 73477 (NAA INV 06825100) and NAA 73527 (NAA INV  06830100). 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Thirteen unidentified female Chippewa students, c.1890

Studio portrait of thirteen unidentified female students.

Note: Previous cataloging states the handwritten caption says they are from the La Pointe reservation. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Assiniboine and Sioux students [version 2], c.1890

Portrait of male and female students posed on steps of a building on the school grounds. The caption says that they are "Assiniboine and Yankton Sioux from Fort Peck, Montana." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Julia Given, c.1890

Studio portrait of Julia Given.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Three unidentified male students #7, c.1890

Studio portrait of three unidentified male students.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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

David Hodgson and Frank Shane, c.1890

Studio portrait of David Hodgson (standing) and Frank Shane (seated). Hodgson is wearing a school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Bertrand Kennerly, c.1890

Studio portrait of Bertrand Kennerly wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Eighteen unidentified Pawnee students, c.1890

Studio portrait of thirteen unidentified male students and five unidentified female students. Previous cataloging identifies them as from the Pawnee nation. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Graduating Class of 1890 [version 1], 1890

Studio portrait of thirteen male and five female students, the second graduating class in 1890. 

They are, back row, left to right: William Tivis, Jemima Wheelock, Dennison Wheelock, Stacy Matlock, Levi Levering, Veronica Holliday, Benjamin Lawry; middle row, left to right: George Means, Howard Logan, George Vallier (standing), William Morgan (standing), Carl Leider, Percy Zadoka, Benjamin Thomas; front row, left to right: Lawrence Smith, Rosa Bourassa, Nellie Robertson, Julia Bent. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-083, 10B-07-01, 11-A-01, and 15-21-01. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Unidentified male student #35, c.1890

Studio portrait of an unidentified male student.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Cora Poor Bear, c.1890

Studio portrait of Cora Poor Bear wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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