The Benefits of Sending Photographs to Families and Indian Agents

The Benefits of Sending Photographs to Families and Indian Agents
Date: 
October 13, 1880

Richard Henry Pratt describes the benefits of photography in assuaging parents' fears of sending and keeping their children at the Carlisle Indian School and believes that it would be similarly beneficial to send photographs to Indian agents, teachers, and missionaries. As such, Pratt requests to spend $150 on photographs.

Note: This item was copied from U.S. National Archives microfilm reels (M234), which were filmed from the original documents found in Record Group 75, Entry 79, "Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs, 1824-80."

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National Archives and Records Administration
Location: 
RG 75, M234, roll 486, frames 73-74