Images

The Images section 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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Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker with teacher Mary Hyde [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker, posed with teacher Mary Hyde. The students are all wearing school uniforms. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Seven Native Americans, c.1881

Studio portrait of seven unidentified Native Americans, probably visiting chiefs, including one lying flat on his back in front. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Harriet Mary Elder [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Harriet Mary Elder possibly wearing school uniform.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-013b and CS-CH-012.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Jennie Waupoose, Elizabeth Dixon, and Alice Neopet with Sarah Mather [version 2], c.1881

Studio portrait of Jennie Waupoose (seated at left), Elizabeth Dixon (standing at rear), and Alice Neopet (seated at right), with teacher Sarah Mather (seated in center). Each girl is holding a doll.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: CS-CH-063.1-.2 and PA-CH1-041b.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Northern Arapaho and Shoshone students upon arrival [version 1], 1881

Portrait of nine male students and six female students posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. They are wearing the clothing they arrived in. The caption says they are Northern Arapahoes who arrived in March 1881. 

Other versions of this image identify them as two Shoshone and thirteen Northern Arapaho students who arrived on March 11, 1881. Two Shoshone students arrived on that date: Willie Norkok and Jimmie McAdams. Thirteen Arapaho students arrived on that date: Mollie Naalta, Dickens, Peter Student, Libbie Porter, Grant, Raleigh, Hayes (Little Plume), Cyrus White Horse, Horace, Summer B. Coal, Lincoln, Garfield W. Moccasin, and William Shakespeare. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-071b, BS-CH-022, 10B-04-04, and 14A-18-05. In the description of one of these images it is stated that these are two Shoshone students and thirteen Arapaho students. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Northern Arapaho and Shoshone students upon arrival [version 2], 1881

Portrait of nine male students and six female students posed on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. They are wearing the clothing they arrived in. The caption says they are Northern Arapahoes who arrived in March 1881.

Other versions of this image identify them as two Shoshone and thirteen Northern Arapaho students who arrived on March 11, 1881. Two Shoshone students arrived on that date: Willie Norkok and Jimmie McAdams. Thirteen Arapaho students arrived on that date: Mollie Naalta, Dickens, Peter Student, Libbie Porter, Grant, Raleigh, Hayes (Little Plume), Cyrus White Horse, Horace, Summer B. Coal, Lincoln, Garfield W. Moccasin, and William Shakespeare.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-071b, BS-CH-022, 10B-04-04, and 14A-18-05. In the description of one of these images it is stated that these are two Shoshone students and thirteen Arapaho students.

The printed description on the reverse side reads: 87.  2 Shoshonee and 13 Northern Arapahoe children as they arrived.

Note: The caption reads: A REPRESENTATIVE FIRST PARTY.

This image, of 13 Northern Arapaho and 2 Shoshone children arriving at Carlisle on March 11, 1881, appears in The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: The School, 1902).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Mary Hyde and Grace Cook, 1881

Studio portrait of Mary R. Hyde, a teacher, and Grace Cook (Sioux nation). Grace is in non-native clothing. The Cumberland County Historical Society dates this image to July 1881, presumably because of an inscription on the original. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

School band with Mrs. Baker [version 1], 1881

Portrait of twelve male students, all wearing uniforms and holding instruments, posed with a white woman, also holding an instrument, in front of the bandstand on the school grounds.

This is the school band and the woman is almost definitely Mrs. Walter E. Baker who provided the funds to buy the instruments for the band. The school newspaper reported that she visited the school on November 11, 1881 and the the "boys with the horns" played for her. 

In the print versions of this image owned by the Cumberland County Historical Society Mrs. Baker is almost entirely cropped out, with only a bit of her black skirt visible. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Arnold Woolworth and three unidentified male students, c.1882

Studio portrait of Arnold Woolworth and three unidentified male students, all in school uniforms. Woolworth is standing at the left in the back row. Based on other photographs, Theodore North may be the student sitting in the right of the front row.

There is an almost undecipherable handwritten caption along the side of the image, which reads in part: Arnold

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Frank Engler, William Fletcher, and Carl Matches [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Frank Engler, William Fletcher, and Carl Matches, all wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Marcus Poko, c.1882

Studio portrait of Marcus Poko.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Thomas Wistar [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Thomas Wistar wearing school uniform.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Casper Edson, c.1882

Studio portrait of Casper Edson wearing school uniform. 

A handwritten caption along the side of the image reads: Casper Edson.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Martha Moore and Ella Moore with their father, John R. Moore [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of Martha Moore and Ella Moore with their father, John R. Moore.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Solomon Collins and Francis Goulche, c.1892

Studio portrait of Solomon Collins and Francis Goulche, one wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Eleven female Omaha students [version 2], c.1882

Studio portrait of eleven female students in school uniforms. Caption information states they are from the Omaha nation and entered in 1882. If that is accurate, then they are probably Alice Springer, Jennie Mitchell, Mary Tyndall, Ettie Tyndall, Mary Hewitt, Etta Webster, Elsie Springer, Lettie Esau, Alice Fremont, Fannie Merrick, and Mamie Springer.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Tom Torlino [before] [version 3], 1882

Studio portrait of Tom Torlino wearing native clothing and ornaments.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Tom Torlino, Navajoe.

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has four copies of this image: PA-CH2-004a, BS-CH-008, US-50a, and 12-26-03.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Two unidentified male students #6, c.1882

Studio portrait of two unidentified male students in school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Frank Lock, c.1882

Studio portrait of Frank Lock wearing non-native clothing and a kerchief tied around his neck.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Two unidentified male students #7, c.1882

Studio portrait of two unidentified male students in school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Carl Matches with visitors Left Hand and Short Teeth , c.1882

Studio portrait of Left Hand (seated at left), Carl Matches (standing in center), and Short Teeth (seated at right).

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Thomas Wistar [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Thomas Wistar dressed in school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Justine La Framboise, c.1882

Studio portrait of Justine La Framboise.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

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