Richard Henry Pratt, His Family, and Teachers, 1901

Richard Henry Pratt, his wife and children, teachers and probably school staff, posed on the steps of a school building. Two male students are standing on the porch of the building, presumably not supposed to be part of the photograph. 

In 1901 the Bureau of Indian Affairs contracted with the photographer Frances Benjamin Johnston to document the school at Carlisle for an exhibit at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Johnston visited the school in the spring of that year and took at least one hundred photographs. Johnston donated her personal papers, including 103 prints of the photographs taken at Carlisle, to the Library of Congress.  

A copy of this print is available for download from the Library of Congress website:  

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Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection LC-USZ62-26795
Frances Benjamin Johnston, Washington, DC