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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Dining Hall, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: The Dining Hall

Format: Lantern Slide

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

Gymnasium, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Gymnasium at Play

Format: Lantern Slide

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

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

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 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

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

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

Susan Longstreth Literary Society

The caption reads: THE SUSAN LONGSTRETH LITERARY SOCIETY.

The printed note reads: This society, bearing the name of one of the first and most honored friends of the School, has existed for more than ten years.  Including, as it does, the best character and talent from some 300 girls, with a comfortable and tastefully decorated room for its meetings, it is an influence for good, mentally and morally, which cannot well be measured.  All the societies emulate each other in furnishing the School most pleasing entertainments.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 57.

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

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

Football Team, 1896

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Carlisle Indian School Football Team 1896.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Unidentified Students, c.1900

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: 2/27 . 1896.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Carlisle Indian School Football Eleven, c.1896

The caption reads: THE CARLISLE INDIAN-SCHOOL FOOTBALL ELEVEN.

Printup, Redwater, H. Pierce, Lonewolf, Wheelock, B. Pierce, Rogers, Morrison, [unidentified], Metoxen, Smith, McFarland, Miller, Jamiason, Cayou, Hudson, Shelafo, Seneca.

This image appears in Harper's Weekly vol. 41, no. 2092 (January 1897): 93.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indians vs. Yale, #1, 1896

The caption reads: AN INDIAN MASS PLAY ON YALE TACKLE FOR FIVE YARDS GAIN.

The Carlisle Indians played against Yale at Manhattan Field on October 24, 1896.

This image appears in Harper's Weekly vol. 40, no. 2081 (October 1896).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indians vs. Yale, #2, 1896

The caption reads: YALE VS. CARLISLE INDIANS, MANHATTAN FIELD, OCTOBER 24, 1896. Cayou, Indian Back, awaiting his Signal.

This image appears in Harper's Weekly vol. 40, no. 2081 (October 1896).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indians vs. Yale, #3, 1896

The caption reads: INDIANS SCORE A TOUCH-DOWN. Captain B. Pierce about to kick Goal.

The Carlisle Indians played against Yale at Manhattan Field on October 24, 1896.

This image appears in Harper's Weekly vol. 40, no. 2081 (October 1896).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Indian Centre, 1896

The caption reads: THE INDIAN CENTRE.

Lone Wolf, Centre. B. Pierce, Right Guard. Wheelock, Left Guard. Hudson, Quarter-back.

This image appears in Harper's Weekly vol. 40, no. 2081 (October 1896).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Eskimo students, 1897

The caption reads: ESKIMO GROUP. AS THEY ENTERED CARLISLE IN 1897. AS THEY APPEAR IN SCHOOL DRESS.

This image appears in John N. Choate's Souvenir of the Carlisle Indian School (Carlisle, PA: J. N. Choate, 1902).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Albert H. Nash, c.1897

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: A. H. Nash.

Albert Henry Nash in a Carlisle sweater.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Class of 1897

The caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF ’97. INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

Samuel Gruett, Chippewa. Rob’t. Depoe, Siletz. Clarence Whitethunder, Sioux. Edw. Rogers, Chippewa. Brigman Cornelius, Oneida. Mary Miller, Chippewa. Frank Jones, Sac & Fox. Wm Sherrill, Cherokee. Chas. Mishler, Chippewa. Henry Redkettle, Sioux. Lizzie Hill, Sioux. Grace Redeagle, Quapaw. Mabel Buck, Sioux. Julia Williams, Chippewa. Martha Owl, Cherokee. Annie Kowuni, Pueblo. Alexander Upshaw, Crow. Nancy Seneca, Seneca. Clark Smith, Klamath. Edith M. Smith, Tuscarora. Albert Nash, Winnebago. Sara Smith, Oneida. Frank S. Shively, Crow. Olive Miller, Stockbridge. Christine Wirth, Assinaboine. Louis Mishler, Chippewa.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Alaskan Indians, 1897

The handwritten note reads: ALASKAN INDIANS.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Pupils from Alaska   AS THEY ARRIVED AT CARLISLE IN THE FALL OF 1897     SEE REDMAN, JUNE 1899.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Coaching the Carlisle Indians at Football, 1897

The caption reads: COACHING THE CARLISLE INDIANS AT FOOT-BALL.

Bemis Pierce, captain and right guard. Smith, centre. Redwater, left guard.

This image appears in Leslie's Weekly Illustrated vol. 85, no. 2199 (November 4, 1897).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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