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 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

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

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

Group of Apaches

This 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 to 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

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 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

Students Playing Basketball, c.1895

Students playing basketball in the school gymnasium. Students are in a circle.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Robert B. Johnson, c.1895

View of Robert B. Johnson as a student at the Carlisle Indian School around 1895.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Baseball Team

The caption reads: THE BASE BALL TEAM.

The printed note reads: The School nine is not always beaten when it comes to a contest with college and other organizations following base ball as a profession.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle Penna ([1895?]), 58.

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 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

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

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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