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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Choir on the Bandstand

The caption reads: THE CHOIR.

The printed note reads: adds much to the interest of all the services and entertainments of the School, and on different occasions has won applause from large audiences in Washington, Philadelphia, New York and other cities.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 15.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Laundry, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Laundry

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Large Boys' Quarters

The caption reads: THE LARGE BOYS' QUARTERS.

The printed note reads: replace an old barrack building that stood on the same site in the early days of the School, and are 292 x 38 feet.
Congress had not then faith in Indian education, and after several years of disappointment, the boys from their earnings on farms contributed to erect the building $1,851.00, and the balance, $14,500.00 was donated by friends of the School. It has accommodations for 300 boys, with library, reading, assembly, bath and clothing rooms.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 30.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The School's Printing Office

The caption reads: PRINTING OFFICE.

The printed note reads: This department can hardly be surpassed as an educational factor and is open to both sexes. The office is equipped with one oscillating Campbell press and two eclipse, as well as smaller job presses, all run by steam.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 47.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Campus at Evening, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Campus. Evening.

Format: Lantern Slide

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

Large Boys Bedroom

The caption reads: BEDROOM - LARGE BOYS' QUARTERS.

The printed note reads: These rooms, 14 x 16 feet, contain three beds each, a wardrobe with three divisions, one for each occupant, a table, chair, washstand, etc., and are decorated with such pictures and ornaments as the occupants may be able or choose to provide.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 31.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Printing Office Mailing Department

The caption reads: PRINTING OFFICE - MAILING DEPARTMENT.

The printed note reads: The School publishes two papers, "The Indian Helper," weekly, with a circulation of about 10,000 ; subscriptions price 10 cents a year ; and "The Red Man," monthly, at 50 cents a year, which is especially devoted to the discussion of different opinions and phases of the Indian question.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 48.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Carlisle Students, c.1895

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Miss Spyna Devereaux

Group of female and male students in school uniforms.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Girls Industrial Room, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Girls Industrial Room.

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the Gymnasium

The caption reads: GYMNASIUM INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: One of the most useful buildings at the School is the Gymnasium, 150 x 60 feet, built wholly from contributed funds. In addition to its regular use for gymnastic purposes and drills, it is the place for general social gatherings of the School. It is supplied with apparatus in the use of which, under the direction of an instructor, both girls and boys each day drill with great benefit to health and deportment.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 32.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Printing Students

The caption reads: GROUP OF PRINTERS.

The printed note reads: Students must be fairly well advanced in their school work before they can enter the printing office.

Marianna Burgess, the Man on the Band Stand, is sitting in the middle of the group.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 49.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Men and Women in front of Superintendent's Quarters, c.1894

Group of teachers and staff in front of the Superintendent's quarters.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

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

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

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

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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