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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Five students with teacher Miss Spencer, c.1880

Studio portrait of three male students and two female students posed with a white woman. The caption identifies them as "Miss Spencer and class." School records list Miss Spencer as an "Industrial Teacher" who was employed in 1880. This image is #36 on the list of Choate photos for sale published in 1881. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Unidentified male student #41, c.1880

Studio portrait of an unidentified male student wearing a straw hat and a bandana. Previous cataloging interprets a date of 1880 in the caption. 

Note: This appears to be a photograph of a photograph. The original photograph appears to be of a Carlisle student taken in Choate's studio. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Photograph, Reproduction

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lucy Black Shortnose [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose wearing a school-issued print dress.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Bob Tail and his son, Joseph Bobtail, who is wearing school uniform. There is an illegible handwritten caption along the side of the image.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Zonkeuh [?], Owen Yellow Hair, Charles Kawboodle, Dan Tucker, c.1880

Portrait of Zonkeuh [probably standing at left], Owen Yellow Hair, Charles Kawboodle, and Dan Tucker posed in front of a building on the school grounds. All are holding bugles.

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Slate showing student work with names R. B. Hayes and John Williams [version 2], 1880

Image of a slate such as those used by students. This slate contains examples of written vocabulary words, written text, a copy of a brief note from student R. B. Hayes to his father dated June 25, 1880, a drawing of a man on a horse apparently signed John Williams, and an example of a math problem.  Along the side is written "Choate Photographer." 

It is not clear if this slate shows work by one student or is a composite, since R. B Hayes (Cheyenne nation) and John Williams (Arapaho nation) are both named on it. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Son of the Star, c.1880

Studio portrait of Son of the Star, an Arickaree Chief, also known as Santa Fe Star. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society has four copies of this image: PA-CH1-018a, CS-CH-031.1-.2, and 12-11-01. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Samuel High Bear and Guy (Bear Don't Scare) at the school bakery, c.1880

Students Samuel High Bear and Guy (Bear Don't Scare) working at the bakery. This is a posed photo of them loading loaves of bread on a wheelbarrow outside the bakery.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image:  PA-CH1-084c and CS-CH-099.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Stella Berht, c.1880

Studio portrait of Stella Berht. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Spotted Tail after his return from Washington [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Spotted Tail, a Sioux chief, described as being "after his return from Washington." 

Note: This image was sold by photographer J.N. Choate (#23 on the list of photos being sold). It is here that it is described as being "after his return from Washington." 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Lucy Black Shortnose [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose wearing a school-issued print dress.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

White Man and Stumbling Bear, visiting chiefs [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of two visiting chiefs holding folding fans. 

They are identified in Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections version of this image as White Man, Apache Chief (at left) and Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief (at right). 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Nancy Renville and Justine La Framboise [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Nancy Renville and Justine La Framboise, both wearing school-issued print dresses.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Three visiting chiefs, c. 1880

Studio portrait of two men in native clothing, probably visiting chiefs, and a third wearing a suit. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail [version 3], c.1880

Studio portrait of Bob Tail and his son Joseph Bobtail who is wearing a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Five Sioux chiefs with two interpreters, c.1880

Portrait of five Sioux chiefs posed with two white interpreters on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. The chiefs are Black Crow, Two Strike, White Thunder, Spotted Tail, and Iron Wing. The interpreters are Louis Robideau and Charles Tackett. 

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-076c and CS-CH-086. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Fanny and Dora, c.1880

Studio portrait of Fanny and Dora both wearing school uniforms.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Chief Big Horse and Hubbell Big Horse [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Chief Big Horse and his son, Hubbell Big Horse. Chief Big Horse wears traditional clothes and Hubbell is in a school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Six visiting Sioux leaders, c.1880

Portrait of six visiting Sioux leaders posed in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. The title given to the image was "Sioux chiefs at the Carlisle Indian School," and they are identified as Joseph Cook, Medicine Bull, Philip Deloria, David Tatiyopa, Eli Abraham, and Pretty Youngest Child. 

This is #13 on photographer J.N. Choate's list of photographs available for sale, published in 1881. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Walter Matches [version 2], c.1880

Studio portrait of Walter Matches.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-034a and CS-CH-015.1-.2. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

White Man and Stumbling Bear, c.1880

Studio portrait of White Man, an Apache chief, and Stumbling Bear, a Kiowa chief. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Darlington [version 1], c.1880

Studio portrait of Darlington wearing school uniform. 

Handwritten caption along bottom edge of image probably reads: Darlington.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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