The male students of the band, posed with their instruments, seated and standing at the bandstand. The band director, James Riley Wheelock, is standing in the center at the front.
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: https://www.loc.gov/item/2008675520/.