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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Ten Omaha male students [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of ten male students all wearing school uniforms. The caption of the Cumberland County Historical Society version of this image states they came from the Omaha nation and arrived in August 1882. 

Records show twenty male students from the Omaha nation arriving at this time. It is possible that the other ten are the sitters in another image from the National Anthropological Archives (NAA_74310; Photo Lot 81-12 06908100).

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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

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

Six young male students with teacher Miss Shiverick, c.1882

Studio portrait of six unidentified young male students in school uniforms posed around a studio prop of a window with teacher Miss Shiverick. 

School records show Harriet Hyde Shiverick was Matron of Boys from 1881 to 1882. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ten unidentified male Omaha students #3, c.1882

Studio portrait of ten unidentified male students wearing school uniforms. 

Previous cataloging identifies them as from the Omaha nation. 

Twenty male Omaha students arrived in August of 1882. A portrait of ten of them was taken and identified as such (see Related Images), so it is possible that this group is the other ten students who arrived at that time. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Twelve unidentified students with a female teacher, c.1882

Studio portrait of seven unidentified male students and five unidentified female students with a white woman, presumably a teacher. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Joshua Given [?] and a male student, c.1882

Studio portrait of an adult man with a male student wearing school uniform. The adult man is probably Johsua Given. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Male student with a male visitor [?], c.1882

Studio portrait of a male student in uniform with a man wearing a white scarf, probably a visitor.

Previous cataloging from the National Anthropological Archives provided a date of 1894 for this image. It is not clear what this was based on. 

 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Mollie Naalta and Libbie Porter, c.1882

Studio portrait of two female students. Previous cataloging by the National Anthropological Archives identified the names Mollie and Lili [?] in the handwritten caption. They are probably Arapaho students Mollie Naalta and Libbie Porter. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Hospital and Disciplinarian's Quarters, c.1882

The Hospital building and the Disciplinarian's Quarters. This building replaced the original hospital on the school grounds in 1881.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-008, 10A-C-05, and 12-07-05. The caption for 10A-C-05 reads "Hospital, built mainly by Indian apprentices."  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Superintendent's Quarters, c.1882

View of the Superintendent's Quarters with two men leaning against the fence in front of the building. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Disciplinarian's Quarters, c.1882

The Disciplinarians Quarters on the school grounds, with the Disciplinarian and his family posed on the front porch. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Assistant Superintendent's Quarters, c.1882

View of the Assistant Superintendent's Quarters with the family posed on the porch. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Instructor and students in the harness making shop, c.1882

White instructor supervising male students in the harness making shop.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Tom Torlino, 1882 and 1885

This caption reads: TOM TORLINO – NAVAJO. AS HE ENTERED THE SCHOOL IN 1882. AS HE APPEARED THREE YEARS LATER.

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

Tom Torlino [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

Standing Bear, Luther Standing Bear, and Red Fish, c. 1882

Studio portrait of Standing Bear, a Sioux chief, with his son Luther Standing Bear, and Red Fish, another Sioux chief.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads:  1  Standing Bear,  2  Standing Bear’s Son Luther,  3  Red Fish. Sioux.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

White Buffalo, c.1882

Studio portrait of White Buffalo.

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: White Buffalo. Cheyenne.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society also has a copy of this image: PA-CH2-092b.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Adam McCarty [first pose], c.1882

Studio portrait of Adam McCarty wearing school uniform.

The caption reads: Adam McCarty

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Adam McCarty [second pose], c.1882

Studio portrait of Adam McCarty wearing school uniform.

The caption reads: Adam McCarthy

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Alfred, c.1882

Studio portrait of a student identified as Alfred.

The caption reads: Alfred - 3

This is probably either Alfred Brown (Cheyenne, 1879-1883) or Alfred Charko (Wichita, 1882-1883), but there is a chance it could be a student named Alfred who attended Carlisle a little later in the 1880s or 1890s. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Arnold Woolworth, c.1882

Studio portrait of Arnold Woolworth. 

The caption reads: Arnold

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Otto Zotoum [version 1], c.1882

Studio portrait of Otto Zotoum wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

Peter Charko, c.1882

Studio portrait of Peter Charko.

The caption reads: Peter Cherco

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

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