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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Lydia Gardner, Nannie Little Robe, and Ethel Black Wolf [version 2], c.1890

Studio portrait of Lydia Gardner, Nannie Little Robe, and Ethel Black Wolf.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Knox Nostlin, c.1890

Studio portrait of Knox Nostlin wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Co-zed (Below) [version 1], c.1890

Studio portrait of Co-zed (Below). 

Handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Below Cozed.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Cynthia Webster and John Webster, c.1890

Studio portrait of Cynthia Webster and John Webster. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Seven visiting chiefs with two older Native American men and three male students, c.1890

Studio portrait of seven visiting chiefs with two older Native American men (possibly also chiefs) and three male students. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

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

Unidentified male student #37, c.1890

Studio portrait of an unidentified male student in a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Robert Tome [?], c.1890

Studio portrait of Robert Tome [?] in school uniform.

Note: This student was previous identified as Robert Thomas. There are no records of a student with that name so it seems likely that he is Robert Tome. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Joshua Walker, c.1890

Studio portrait of Joshua Walker 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

Norman Casadore and Stephen Smith [version 2], c.1890

Studio portrait of Norman Casadore (standing) and Stephen Smith (sitting).

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

Nellie Robertson, c.1890

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: [Nellie Robertson] (5248) (16)

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Lena Webster and Veronica Holliday, c.1890

Studio portrait of Lena Webster and Veronica Holliday. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Kate Stocker and Jessie Spread Hands, c.1890

Studio portrait of Kate Stocker and Jessie Spread Hands.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Male and female students with two female teachers, c.1890

Portrait of ten unidentified male students and thirteen unidentified female students posed with two white women, presumably teachers, on the steps outside a brick building. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Twelve male Sioux students [version 2], c.1890

Studio portrait of twelve male students. The caption says they are "Pine Ridge Sioux" and identifies them as: 

Front row, seated: Thomas Black Bear, Alexander Man Above, Charles Smith, Andrew Beard, Herbert Good Boy, Robert Horse, and Phillip White.

Back row, standing: Samuel Dion, James One Star, Howard Slow Bull, Charles Brave, and Willis Black Bear. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Bertrand Kennerly, c.1890

Studio portrait of Bertrand Kennerly wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Susan Summers and Alice Sheffield, c.1890

Studio portrait of Susan Summers and Alice Sheffield, both probably wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Buildings at the Carlisle Indian School, #1, c.1890

A composite of 16 photographs of the school. The captions read: Small Boys’ Quarters, Ass’t. Supt’s. Quarters, Superintendent’s Quarters, Chapel, Guard House, Hospital, Disciplinarian’s Quarters, Band Stand, After School, School Building, Large Boys’ Quarters, Christmas Dinner, School Room, Office & Teachers’ Quarters, Gymnasium, Girls’ Quarters, Girls’ Industrial Hall and Dining-room, Shops.

The handwritten note reads: Buildings of Government Indian School at Carlisle, Pa.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Clarence White Thunder and an unidentified young man, c.1890

Studio portrait of Clarence White Thunder and an unidentified young man. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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