Image of a slate such as those used by students. This slate shows a drawing of a man shooting an arrow at a bird next to a tree, math problems, the name "Luther Otakte," and an example of writing referring to teacher Miss Burgess. Along the side is written "Choate Photographer."
It is probable but not certain that all the work on this slate was done by student Luther Standing Bear (Sioux nation) who was also known by the name Ota Kte. This slate is not dated, but in another image, almost certainly taken at the same date, the slate has a copy of a letter dated June 25, 1880, so this slate has been dated to 1880 also.