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.

Search Images

Browse Images

Displaying 151 - 175 of 1046 images
Albert Sitting Eagle, 1891

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Albert Sitting Eagle, Wanbetiyotanki, Aug. 13, 1891.

View of Albert Sitting Eagle as a student at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Bunn Armstrong, c.1892

Studio portrait of Bunn Armstrong wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Class of 1892

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1892. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

Thomas Metoxen (Oneida.) Hattie Long Wolf (Sioux.) Reuben Wolfe (Omaha.) Luzena Choteau (Wyandotte.) William Baird (Oneida.) Albert Bishop, (Seneca.) Benajah Miles (Arapahoe.) Joseph Hamilton (Piegan.) Benjamin Caswell (Chippewa.) Frank Everett (Wichita.) Lydia Flint (Shawnee.) Fred Peake (Chippewa.)

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Peter Alexander, c.1892

Studo portrait of Peter Alexander in non-native clothes.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Piegan Chiefs visit the Carlisle Indian School, 1892

The caption reads: PIEGAN CHIEFS – AS THEY VISITED THE SCHOOL IN 1892.

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

Samuel Little Hawk, Frank Jannies, and William C. Bull, c.1892

The caption reads:  #1 LITTLE HAWK,  #2 F. JANNIES,  #3 Wm. C. BULL.

The printed note reads: FRANK JANNIES, SIOUX, Entered Carlisle 1883; remained the full term of five years; was employed as a carpenter at Rosebud Agency S. Dak.; enlisted in the Army Dec. 1891; became 1st Sgt. Co. I, 16th Infry., and served as school teacher at the Post.  WM. C. BULL and SAMUEL LITTLE HAWK, also members of the same tribe, served their full term at Carlisle and enlisted in the Army July, 1892.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: No. 1 Sam L Hawk 3rd Sergt.  No. 2 Frank Jannies 3rd Sergt.  No. 3 Wm C. Bull 3rd Sergt. Co. For Captain.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

The Fourth Graduating Class in 1892

The caption reads: THE FOURTH CLASS OF GRADUATES, 1892.

The printed note reads: Thomas Metoxen (Oneida). Hattie Long Wolt (Sioux). Reuben Wolfe (Omaha). Luzena Choteau (Wyandotte). William Baird (Oneida). Albert Bishop (Seneca). Benajah Miles (Arapahoe). Joseph Hamilton (Piegan). Benjamin Caswell (Chippewa). Frank Everett (Wichita). Lydia Flint (Shawnee). Fred Peake (Chippewa).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 19.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indian School Student Body, 1892

The entire student body of the Carlisle Indian School in 1892.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Bunn Armstrong, c.1893

Studio portrait of Bunn Armstrong wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Class of 1893

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1893. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

John Baptiste, Winnebago. Malcolm W. Clarke, Piegan. Fred Big Horse, Sioux. S. Arthur Johnson, Wyandotte. John G. Morrison, Chippewa. Emily E. Peake, Chippewa.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Joseph American Horse, c.1893

Studio portrait of Joseph American Horse in non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

The Fifth Class of Graduates in 1893

The caption reads: THE FIFTH CLASS OF GRADUATES. 1893.

The printed note reads: John Baptiste (Winnebago). Malcolm W. Clarke (Piegan). Fred Big Horse (Sioux). S. Arthur Johnson (Wyandotte). John G. Morrison (Chippewa). Emily E. Peake (Chippewa).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 20.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Johnson Adams, c.1893

Studio portrait of Johnson Adams wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Exhibit at the 1893 World's Fair

The Carlisle Indian School exhibit titled Into Civilization and Citizenship at the World's Fair in 1893 held in Chicago, Illinois. The exhibit includes images of students, mannequins representing students, and other artifacts.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Lavinia Adams, c.1894

Studio portrait of Lavinia Adams wearing non-native clothing. 

Note: A caption identifies this sitter as Zenia Adams, however that name does not appear in the school records. Therefore, we believe this to be an image of student Lavinia Adams

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Chauncey Yellow Robe, #2, 1894 [after]

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Chauncey Yellowrobe after graduating from Carlisle Military School.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Chauncey Yellow Robe, #1, 1894 [after]

Chauncey Yellow Robe as he graduated from the Carlisle Indian School in 1894.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

David Abraham, c.1894

Studio portrait of David Abraham dressed in a uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Graduating Class of 1894

The top caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1894, INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

The lower caption reads: Flora Campbell, Alaskan. Howard Gansworth, Tuscarora. Thos. B. Bear, Sioux. Martha Napawat, Kiowa. Susie Metoxen, Oneida. Emmanuel Bellefeuille, Chippewa. Wm. H. Tygar, Shawnee. Belinda Archiquette, Oneida. Siceni Nori, Pueblo. Andrew Beard, Sioux. Henry Warren, Chipppewa. Wm. Denomie, Chippewa. Ida Warren, Chippewa. Hugh Sowcea, Pueblo. Minnie M. Yandell, Bannock. James D. Flannery, Alaskan. Florence L. Wells, Alaskan. Florence Miller, Stockbridge. Ida Powlas, Oneida.

The handwritten note on the reverse reads: Chas. W Buck.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Belinda Archiquette, c.1894

Studio portrait of Belinda Archiquette wearing non-native clothes.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

The Sixth Graudating Class in 1894

The caption reads: THE SIXTH CLASS OF GRADUATES. 1894.

The printed note reads: Thos. B. Bear (Sioux). Susie Metoxen (Oneida). Wm. J. Tygar (Shawnee). Flora Campbell (Alaskan). Howard Gansworth (Tuscarora). Martha Napawat (Kiowa). Emmanuel Bellefeuille (Chippewa). Belinda Archiquette (Oneida). Siceni Nori (Pueblo). Henry Warren (Chippewa). Wm. Denomie (Chippewa). Ida Warren (Chippewa). Hugh Sowcea (Pueblo). Minnie M. Yandell (Bannock). Andrew Beard (Sioux). James D. Flannery (Alaskan). Florence L. Wells (Alaskan). Florence Miller (Stockbridge). Ida Powlas (Oneida).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 21.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Kitchen Before Dinner, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: The Kitchen Before Dinner

Format: Lantern Slide

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

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

Pages