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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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

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 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

Art Class, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Art Class at Work

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle School Grounds, #1, c.1895

The Carlisle Indian School grounds with the guard house in the background. Students in uniform on the grounds.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The 1894 Carlisle Football Team

The caption reads: THE FOOT BALL TEAM.

The printed note reads: 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

School Ironing Room

The caption reads: THE IRONING ROOM.

The printed note reads: The Laundry is provided with three steam washers, stationary tubs, a centrifugal wringer, a mangle, and a steam drying room.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 50.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Skating on the Conodoguinet

The caption reads: SKATING ON THE CONEDOGWINET.

The printed note reads: Within a short distance of the School is the Conedogwinet Creek; in Summer a beautiful place for fishing and bathing, and in Winter, when the ice is good, a famous skating resort. The picture shows the Indian students and employees on the ice during holiday week.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 34.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Class of 1895

The caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1895, INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

Clark Greg, (Assinaboine.) David Turkey, (Seneca.) George Warren, (Chippewa.) Laura Long, (Wyandotte.) Wm. Hazlett, (Piegan.) Wm. Lufkins, (Chippewa.) Isaac Baird, (Oneida.) Lewis Williams, (Nez Perce.) Ida LaChapelle, (Chippewa.) Melissa Green, (Oneida.) George Suis, (Crow.) Alice Lambert, (Chippewa.) Chauncy 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.)

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Gymnasium, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: Gymnasium at Play

Format: Lantern Slide

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

The Carlisle School Band

The caption reads: THE SCHOOL BAND.

The printed note reads: In 1880 a benevolent lady of Boston presented the school with a set of band instruments. Under its present leader, a graduate of the School, it has a recognized place among the good bands of the country, and has performed acceptably before critical audiences in our large cities, notably at the parades in New York and Chicago during the Clumbian Quadra-Centennial.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 35.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The School Sewing Room

The caption reads: THE SEWING ROOM.

The printed note reads: In this department from twenty to sixty girls are daily employed in cutting, making and repairing all the clothing by the girls of the School, and the boys' shirts and underclothing.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 51.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

School Assembled, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: School Assembled

Format: Lantern Slide

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

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

Group of Apache Students

The 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 of 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

Administration Building

The caption reads: THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING.

The printed note reads: was built in 1891-the carpentering, painting, roofing and spouting being largely done by student labor. It is 50 x 48 feet and contains the general offices of the School, with rooms for employès on the second floor.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 7.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Carlisle School Hospital

The caption reads: THE HOSPITAL.

The printed note reads: This necessary adjunct of the School is officered with a resident physician, a trained nurse in charge and an Indian girl assistant who is also a trained nurse. It has its own kitchen and special diet table. The rooms are well heated and lighted and all usual appliances for the proper care of the sick are provided.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 52.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Old Walnut Tree

The caption reads: THE OLD WALNUT TREE.

The printed note reads: One of the prominent objects on the school grounds is the old Walnut Tree, which stands close to the Teachers' Quarters and is a silent sentinel of peculiar interest and beauty.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 37.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Farm House

The caption reads: THE FARM HOUSE.

The printed note reads: On the School farm of 109 acres is a very pretty, old-fashioned homestead. The arm has a beautiful, never failing spring, and good buildings, the barn being 120 x 72 feet and complete in every respect. The School also owns another farm of 157 acres and rents other land, so that in all it has about 300 acres. Dairying is a distinctive part of the farm work.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 53.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

Carlisle School Grounds, #2, c.1895

Carlisle School grounds with a view of the Chapel.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

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 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

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