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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Patrick Bitter, c.1890

Studio portrait of Patrick Bitter wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Richard Henry Pratt, 1890

The handwritten note reads: Capt Pratt. Supt of Indian School Carlisle Pa.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Rosa Bourassa, c.1890

Studio portrait of Rosa Bourassa wearing non-native clothing. A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Rose Baunassa.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Teachers Club

Teachers club with tables set with table clothes. Radiator in the background along with exposed light bulb hanging from the ceiling.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W, Postcard

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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

Composite of Carlisle Indian School Images, c.1890

A composite of different Carlisle Indian School images from around 1890.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Joseph Blackbear, c.1890

Studio portrait of Joseph Blackbear in school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Henry Phillips, c.1890

The printed note reads: HENRY PHILLIPS, THLINKET from Alaska, Entered Carlisle 1887 from Presbyterian Mission at Sitka; learned the Printers trade, and worked for some time in a machinist's shop doing good work; returned to Alaska 1892 continuing work as a machinist in Juneau.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Buildings at the Carlisle Indian School, #2, 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.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Charles Buck, c.1890

Studio portrait of Charles Buck wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Rosa Whitethunder, c.1890

The handwritten note reads: Rosa Whitethunder   Sioux   In her Indian dress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Benjamin American Horse, c.1890

Studio portrait of Benjamin American Horse wearing a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Class of 1890

The caption reads: Graduating Class, 1890. Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.

William Tivis, Comanche. Jemima Wheelock, Oneida. Dennison Wheelock, Oneida. Stacy Matlack, Pawnee. Levi Levering, Omaha. Veronica Holliday, Chippewa. Benjamin Lawry, Winnebago. George Means, Sioux. Howard Logan, Winnebago. George Vallier, Quapaw. William Morgan, Pawnee. Carl Leider, Crow. Percy Zadoka, Keechi. Benjamin Thomas, Pueblo. Lawrence Smith, Winnebago. Rosa Bourassa, Chippewa. Nellie Robertson, Sioux. Julia Bent, Cheyenne.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Mishler Family, c.1890

The Mishler family sits for a portrait around 1890. Two members of the Mishler family, Louis Jr. and Charles, would attend the Carlisle Indian School.

Standing, left to right: Charles Mishler, Louis Mishler Jr.

Sitting, left to right: Louis Mishler Sr., unidentified, Margaret McCarthy Mishler

This image was digitized from the private collection of Pat Monroe, descendant of Louis Mishler.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Private Collection

The Second Graduating Class in 1890

The caption reads: THE SECOND CLASS OF GRADUATES, 1890.

The printed note reads: Dennison Wheelock (Oneida). Stacy Matlack (Pawnee). Levi Levering (Omaha). William Tivis (Comanche). Jemima Wheelock (Oneida). Veronica Holliday (Chippewa). Benjamin Lowry (Winnebago). George W. Means (Sioux). Howard Logan (Winnebago). George Vallier (Quapaw). Percy Zadoka (Keechi). Lawrence Smith (Winnebago). William Morgan (Pawnee). Carl Leider (Crow). Benjamin Thomas (Pueblo). Rosa Bourassa Chippewa). Nellie Robertson (Sioux). Julia Bent (Cheyenne).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 17.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

William Carefelle, c.1890

Studio portrait of William Carefelle wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Studio portrait of Rose Aubrey and Alice Aubrey wearing school uniforms.

Handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Rose and Alice Aubrey.

Note: Rose was one year younger than Alice, and so is probably the girl on the left. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Levi M. St. Cyr, c.1890

The caption reads: LEVI ST CYR, WINNEBAGO. Entered Carlisle 1887, aged 16. Graduated 1891; learned the Printer's trade, and is now Assistant Printer in the Carlisle School Office - Is also a member of the band.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Manilito Chiquito, c.1890

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: No. 111. Manilito Chiquito Navajoe from New Mexico 

The individual in this image is also known as Manuelito Chiquito.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Nellie Carey, 1890

Studio portrait of Nellie Carey wearing non-native clothing. 

Note: Descriptive information supplied by NAA indicates the date of this image as December, 1890. This may be contained on a caption that's not visible on the image.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Julia Bent, c.1891

Studio portrait of Julia Bent wearing non-native clothing, probably school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

George Baker, c.1891

Studio portrait of George Baker wearing non-native clothes. Handwritten along the side of the image is probably: George Baker

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Bunn Armstrong, c.1891

Studio portrait of Bunn Armstrong in school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Louis Caswell, c.1891

Studio portrait of Louis Caswell wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Annie Boswell, c.1891

Studio portrait of Annie Boswell wearing non-native clothes. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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