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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Andrew Conover, c.1888

Studio portrait of Andrew Conover wearing school uniform.

A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: A. Conover.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Charles Clawson, c.1888

Studio portrait of Charles Clawson wearing non-native clothing, possibly school uniform. 

Handwritten caption along the side of the image reads: Charles Clawson.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Carlisle Indian Printers, c.1888

The printed note on the reverse side reads: Carlisle Indian Printers. 1. Robert Mathews, Pawnee ; 2. Yamie Leeds, Pueblo ; 3. Paul Boynton, Arapahoe ; 4. Lorenzo Martinez, Pueblo ; 5. Benajah Miles, Arapahoe ; 6. Carl Lieder, Crow ; 7. Bennie Thomas, Pueblo ; 8. Levi St. Cyr, Winnebago; 9. Howard Logan, Winnebago ; 10. Charlie Dagenett, Peoria ; 11. Dennison Wheelock, Oneida ; 12. Joe Harris, Gros Ventre ; 13. Geo. Valier, Quapaw ; 14. Henry Philips, Alaskan Thlinket ; 15. Charlie Moncravie, Omaha.

This photograph was donated by James Herster in 2014.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Studio portait of William Archiquette, probably Belinda Archiquette (standing), and Sarah Archiquette (seated), in school uniform. 

An illegible handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: William Archiquette with his two sisters. 

Note: There is no evidence in the records that William had any sisters. It seems likely that Sarah was his sister, or a close relative, as they arrived on the same day. Based on the ages of other female Archiquette students, it seems most likely that the other girl (standing) is Belinda. (It is possible, although less likely, that it could be Libbie.) There is no indication of how Belinda (or Libbie) might have been related to William and Sarah. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

William Cochrane, c.1888

Studio portrait of William Cochrane wearing non-native clothing. 

A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: William Cochrane.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Thomas Blackbear, c.1888

Studio portrait of Thomas Blackbear wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Nellie Carey, c.1888

Studio portrait of Nellie Carey possibly wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Willis Black Bear, c.1888

Studio portrait of Willis Black Bear wearing non-native clothes. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Kate Irvine Kinghune and Eunice Suison, 1888

The handwritten note reads: Kate Irvine Kinghune and Eunice Suison

The infants in this image are also known as Katie Kinzhuna and Eunice Suison, respectively. This image is believed to have been taken in February, 1888.

This photograph originally appeared in an album that E. A. Seabrook, a teacher at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, received from his students on December 25, 1886.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Persis Big Hair, 1888

Studio portrait of Persis Big Hair wearing a school uniform. Handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Persis Big Hair, February 1888. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Studio portrait of Meta Atsye in school uniform. 

A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Meta Atsye, Feburary 1888

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Chester Cornelius [version 2], c.1889

Studio portrait of Chester Cornelius wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Hector Cat and four unidentifed young men, c.1889

Studio portrait of Hector Cat with four unidentified young men. Three of them wear school uniforms, two are wearing non-native clothing. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Chester Cornelius [version 1], c.1889

Studio portrait of Chester Cornelius wearing non-native clothing.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Alene Conover, c.1889

Studio portrait of Alene Conover probably wearing school uniform. 

A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Alene Conover.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

The First Graduating Class in 1889

The caption reads: THE FIRST CLASS OF GRADUATES.

The printed note reads: Frank Dorian (Iowa). Wm. F. Campbell (Chippewa). Thomas Wistar (Ottawa). Kish Hawkins (Cheyenne). Joel Tyndall (Omaha). Edwin Schanandore (Oneida). Jos. B. Harris (Gros Ventre). Eva Johnson (Wyandotte). Lilly Cornelius (Oneida). Julia Powlas (Oneida). Esther Miller (Miami). Clara Farber (Wyandotte). Katie Grindrod (Wyandotte). Cecilia Londrosh (Winnebago).

This image appears in United States Indian School Carlisle, Penna (Carlisle, PA: The School, [1895?]), 16.

Format: Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Jacob Cobmoosa and Frank Campeau, c.1889

Studio portrait of Jacob Cobmoosa and Frank Campeau both wearing school uniforms. 

A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Jacob Cobmoosa and Frank Campeau.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Hiram Bailey, c.1889

Studio portrait of Hiram Bailey dressed in school uniform. Handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Hiram Bailey

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

William and Angelina Baird, c.1889

Studio portrait of William Baird and Angelina Baird dressed in non-native clothes. Handwritten along the side of the image is probably: Angelina and William Baird

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Joshua Asher and Louis Bedell, c.1889

Studio portrait of Joshua Asher and Louis Bedell. A handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Louis Bedell & Joshua Asher

Note: Asher was three years older than Bedell. Therefore, it seems likely that it is Asher seated at left, wearing non-native clothes, and Bedell seated at right, wearing school uniform. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Fanny Bird, c.1889

Studio portrait of Fanny Bird wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Edwin Schanandore, c.1889

The top printed notes read: EDWIN SCHANANDORE, ONEIDA. Entered Carlisle 1885    Is Employed as BAKER and BAND LEADER.

The bottom printed notes read: Graduated Class 1889.   At Cherokee School North Carolina.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Paul Boynton, 1889

Studio portrait of Paul Boynton wearing non-native clothes. A handwritten caption written along the side of the image probably reads: Paul Boynton, November 1889.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Nina Carlisle, 1889

Studio portrait of Nina Carlisle wearing non-native clothing.

Note: A faint handwritten caption along the side of the image probably reads: Nina Carlisle Nov. 1889." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Nina Carlisle, 1889

Studio portrait of Nina Carlisle wearing non-native clothing. 

Note: Information supplied by NAA for the image provides a date of November 1882. However, Nina was not at the school until 1889 and another image apparently taken on the same day was dated November 1889, so we believe that is also the date of this image.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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