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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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 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

Dining Hall, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: The Dining Hall

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

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

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

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

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

Shoe Shop

The caption reads: THE SHOE SHOP.

The printed note reads: makes all the shoes used by the pupils except such as are bought from their own unds and kept for Sunday best. Since the beginning of the School not a pair of shoes or boots has been sent off the premises to be repaired.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 41.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Assembly Hall and Chapel

The caption reads: THE ASSEMBLY HALL AND CHAPEL.

The printed note reads: is in the central part of the School building. It is light and airy and seats 800 persons.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 59.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

School Dining Room and Girls' Industrial Hall

The caption reads: DINING ROOM AND GIRLS' INDUSTRIAL HALL.

The printed note reads: This building, 125 x 50 feet, with a rear projection 80 x 36 feet, was erected in 1884, mainly by student labor under the direction of the school mechanics. On the lower floor is the dining room 124 x 49 x 16 feet, lighted with two arc lights, the kitchen and laundry. On the upper floor is a large sewing room, a room for the cooking-class and the drying room.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 24.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Interior of the Dining Hall

The caption reads: DINING HALL - INTERIOR.

The printed note reads: This room will seat 700 persons.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 25.

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

Harness Shop

The caption reads: THE HARNESS SHOP.

The printed note reads: has no difficulty in securing its quota of apprentices. The product of this shop is used by the Government at the different Indian Agencies and amounts to 150 to 250 sets of double harness annually - all hand made.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 42.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Male Students in the Country

The caption reads: INDIAN BOYS IN THE COUNTRY.

The printed note reads: illustrates the outing system, which is the practical side of Carlisle training. The Indian under the same opportunities becomes just as good a hand at all the varied employments of the farm as the white man.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 60.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

School Kitchen

The caption reads: THE SCHOOL KITCHEN.

The printed note reads: is fitted up with large ranges and steam cooking apparatus.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 26.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

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

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

Female Students in the Country

The caption reads: INDIAN GIRLS IN THE COUNTRY.

The printed note reads: illustrates the home life and occupations of the girls during their Summer outing; also a public school attended by a number girls during the Winter.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 61.

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

School Assembled, c.1895

The handwritten label on the slide reads: School Assembled

Format: Lantern Slide

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

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

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

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

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