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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Large Boys Bedroom

The caption reads: BEDROOM - LARGE BOYS' QUARTERS.

The printed note reads: These rooms, 14 x 16 feet, contain three beds each, a wardrobe with three divisions, one for each occupant, a table, chair, washstand, etc., and are decorated with such pictures and ornaments as the occupants may be able or choose to provide.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 31.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Printing Office Mailing Department

The caption reads: PRINTING OFFICE - MAILING DEPARTMENT.

The printed note reads: The School publishes two papers, "The Indian Helper," weekly, with a circulation of about 10,000 ; subscriptions price 10 cents a year ; and "The Red Man," monthly, at 50 cents a year, which is especially devoted to the discussion of different opinions and phases of the Indian question.

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 48.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Football Team, 1896

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Carlisle Indian School Football Team 1896.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

"Two Little Indian Boys", 1896

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: 2/27 . 1896.

According to the journals of the photographer, this candid image is titled "Two Little Indian Boys - Carlisle Indian School" and was taken on February 27, 1896. The journals of the photographer, Marriott C. Morris, are located at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indian School Football Eleven, c.1896

The caption reads: THE CARLISLE INDIAN-SCHOOL FOOTBALL ELEVEN.

Printup, Redwater, H. Pierce, Lonewolf, Wheelock, B. Pierce, Rogers, Morrison, [unidentified], Metoxen, Smith, McFarland, Miller, Jamiason, Cayou, Hudson, Shelafo, Seneca.

This image appears in Harper's Weekly vol. 41, no. 2092 (January 1897): 93.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indians vs. Yale, #2, 1896

The caption reads: YALE VS. CARLISLE INDIANS, MANHATTAN FIELD, OCTOBER 24, 1896. Cayou, Indian Back, awaiting his Signal.

This image appears in Harper's Weekly vol. 40, no. 2081 (October 1896).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indians vs. Yale, #3, 1896

The caption reads: INDIANS SCORE A TOUCH-DOWN. Captain B. Pierce about to kick Goal.

The Carlisle Indians played against Yale at Manhattan Field on October 24, 1896.

This image appears in Harper's Weekly vol. 40, no. 2081 (October 1896).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

The Indian Centre, 1896

The caption reads: THE INDIAN CENTRE.

Lone Wolf, Centre. B. Pierce, Right Guard. Wheelock, Left Guard. Hudson, Quarter-back.

This image appears in Harper's Weekly vol. 40, no. 2081 (October 1896).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indians vs. Yale, #1, 1896

The caption reads: AN INDIAN MASS PLAY ON YALE TACKLE FOR FIVE YARDS GAIN.

The Carlisle Indians played against Yale at Manhattan Field on October 24, 1896.

This image appears in Harper's Weekly vol. 40, no. 2081 (October 1896).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Albert H. Nash, c.1897

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: A. H. Nash.

Albert Henry Nash in a Carlisle sweater.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Group of Eskimo students, 1897

The caption reads: ESKIMO GROUP. AS THEY ENTERED CARLISLE IN 1897. AS THEY APPEAR IN SCHOOL DRESS.

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

Class of 1897

The caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF ’97. INDIAN INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL, CARLISLE, PA.

Samuel Gruett, Chippewa. Rob’t. Depoe, Siletz. Clarence Whitethunder, Sioux. Edw. Rogers, Chippewa. Brigman Cornelius, Oneida. Mary Miller, Chippewa. Frank Jones, Sac & Fox. Wm Sherrill, Cherokee. Chas. Mishler, Chippewa. Henry Redkettle, Sioux. Lizzie Hill, Sioux. Grace Redeagle, Quapaw. Mabel Buck, Sioux. Julia Williams, Chippewa. Martha Owl, Cherokee. Annie Kowuni, Pueblo. Alexander Upshaw, Crow. Nancy Seneca, Seneca. Clark Smith, Klamath. Edith M. Smith, Tuscarora. Albert Nash, Winnebago. Sara Smith, Oneida. Frank S. Shively, Crow. Olive Miller, Stockbridge. Christine Wirth, Assinaboine. Louis Mishler, Chippewa.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Alaskan Indians, 1897

The handwritten note reads: ALASKAN INDIANS.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Pupils from Alaska   AS THEY ARRIVED AT CARLISLE IN THE FALL OF 1897     SEE REDMAN, JUNE 1899.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Coaching the Carlisle Indians at Football, 1897

The caption reads: COACHING THE CARLISLE INDIANS AT FOOT-BALL.

Bemis Pierce, captain and right guard. Smith, centre. Redwater, left guard.

This image appears in Leslie's Weekly Illustrated vol. 85, no. 2199 (November 4, 1897).

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Ida Thompson, c.1899

The printed attached note attached to this image reads: Ida Thompson, of Hogansburg, N. Y. She is a splendid representative of the Mohawks.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Group of Indian Boys, 1899

The handwritten note reads: Group of Indian Boys. Carlisle. 6/6, 1899.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Group of Indian Girls, 1899

The handwritten note reads: Group of Indian Girls. Carlisle. 6/6, 1899.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Pratt Family in the Snow, c.1900

The printed note reads: Photographed by J. N. CHOATE, No. 21 W. Main St., Carlisle.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Carlisle Indian School, Carlisle PA

Stereoscopic card showing Richard Henry Pratt and his family outside in the snow, in front of the Superintendent's Quarters at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Stereograph

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Class of 1900

The caption reads: GRADUATING CLASS OF 1900.

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

Football Team of 1900, #1

The caption reads: FOOTBALL TEAM OF 1900.

The printed note reads: Thompson, Redwater, Wheelock, Scott, Warner, Seneca, Miller, Scholder, Pierce, Roberts, Warren, Metoxen, Johnson, Smith, Hudson, Rogers, Sickles.

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

Student Bedroom, c.1900

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Pupils bedroom

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Infant, c.1890

An unidentified infant, possibly Kiowa, around 1890.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Carlisle Indian School Staff, c.1900

View of the Carlisle Indian School staff as they pose for a group photograph on the school grounds, circa 1900. Richard Henry Pratt can be seen in the center of the group.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Final 220 yds. Dash Between Carlisle Indians and Mercersburg Academy, c.1900

The caption reads: Final 220 yds. Dash Between Carlisle Indians and Mercersburg Academy.

The handwritten note reads: Easter Greetings. Can you find the sender? A boy snapped this some years ago. W. A. McLaughlin. Mercersburg, Pa. 03/30/1907.

This image is from a track and field event between the Carlisle Indian School and Mercersburg Academy.

This image was shared courtesy of Robert R. Rowe.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W, Postcard

Repository: Robert R. Rowe Private Collection

Male Student, c.1900

An unidentified Carlisle Indian School Student around 1900.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W, Postcard

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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