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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Dr. Montezuma, Resident Physician at School, c.1895

The caption reads: DR. MONTEZUMA, APACHE INDIAN – RESIDENT PHYSICIAN AT SCHOOL '95-'97. TRAINED NURSES AT HOSPITAL. 

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

Tin Shop

The caption reads: THE TIN SHOP.

The printed note reads: Good tinware of all kinds is made, which the Government buys and sends to the Agencies. Care of the tin roofs, water spouting and the plumbing of the School is an important item in the work of this department.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 43.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Students in Art Class

The caption reads: THE ART CLASS.

The printed note reads: A large number of the pupils show decided ability in drawing from models and nature, and working with clay. For the school year beginning September 1st, 1895, a course in Sloyd for the younger pupils will be added to this department.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 12.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Outing Scenes from the Country

The caption reads: SOME CARLISLE INDIAN GIRLS IN THEIR COUNTRY HOMES.

The printed note reads: The socially elevating side of the outing is shown by the refined homes and families into which the pupils are received.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 62.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Small Boys' Quarters

The caption reads: THE SMALL BOYS' QUARTERS.

The printed note reads: accommodate 100 of the smallest boys, who are under the care of a matron. The sleeping rooms have three beds, a wardrobe, washstand, table and chairs ; and the building, 212 x 36 feet, contains bath rooms, assembly rooms, readings rooms and library.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 27.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Tailor Shop

The caption reads: THE TAILOR SHOP.

The printed note reads: Here the uniforms and outer garments or 450 boys are made annually.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 44.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Student Teachers

The caption reads: THE PUPIL TEACHERS.

The printed note reads: One of the most helpful features of the School is the normal training given students who show ability, and desire to qualify as teachers. This department becomes more and more important each year as the students thus trained increase in number and go out to fill positions in other schools.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 13.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Country Sabbath School

The caption reads: A COUNTRY SABBATH SCHOOL.

The printed note reads: attended by a number of Indian girls during their outing. The Indian girls and boys are cordially received into Church and Sabbath School associations in all the communities in which they are placed.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 63.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

School Campus During Winter

The caption reads: THE CAMPUS IN WINTER.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 28.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Blacksmith Shop

The caption reads: THE BLACKSMITH SHOP.

The printed note reads: The Indian boys soon become adepts in this trade, forging the horseshoe and setting it, learning to fashion the iron to any desired shape, working bar steel into tools with skill and readiness hardly credible unless witnessed.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 45.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Student Learning Music

The caption reads: A MUSIC ROOM.

The printed note reads: Very early in the School experience it was found that there were good voices among the pupils and ability to acquire both vocal and instrumental knowledge. Music proves a pleasing study to the Indian youth, and is useful and entertaining to the School.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 14.

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

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

Professional Nurses from Carlisle

The caption reads: INDIAN GIRLS AS PROFESSIONAL NURSES.

The printed note reads: This picture represents former Carlisle pupils who, having received preliminary training in the School hospital, and having completed heir training in Philadelphia, New Haven and Hartford nurse schools, are now profitably employed in independent practice in the cities named. In this direction our Indian girls have been especially successful.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 64.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

After School, c.1895

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: After School.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the Boiler House

The caption reads: THE BOILER HOUSE INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: The buildings are all heated by steam from this central plant consisting of three 100-horse-power water tube boilers. All the work of digging the trenches, laying the pipes and fitting up the buildings for the system was done by the Indian boys under the direction of a skilled mechanic.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 29.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the School Blacksmith Shop

The caption reads: THE BLACKSMITH SHOP INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: has five forges, each one requiring two hands for morning and two for afternoon work. The principal work is building wagons of which the Government is the chief purchaser. Last year one wagon was shipped to a Negro mission school in Africa, the missionary, Mr. Stuart, having seen the wagon at the World's Fair. There are also purchasers among the Indians.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 46.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

Football Team

The caption reads: THE FOOT BALL TEAM has played games with the teams of the Naval Academy, Lehigh University, Bucknell, Dickinson and other colleges, with credit to themselves both for their playing and gentlemanly conduct.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 33.

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

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

Girls' Quarters

The caption reads: THE GIRLS' QUARTERS

The printed note reads: are 200 x 120 feet with ample accommodations for 300 girls, and with a spacious, paved courtyard in the interior used as a tennis court etc. Besides the bedrooms, the building contains sitting and assembly rooms, music rooms, society rooms, library and reading rooms, as well as abundant facilities for bathing.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 8.

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

Entrance Avenue

The caption reads: ENTRANCE AVENUE.

The printed note reads: The School adjoins the borough of Carlisle on the northeast, and is reached by a public road leading into this avenue on the School grounds.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 5.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle School Band, c.1895

The Carlisle Indian Industrial School band practicing on the grounds.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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