Students and Nurses Posed in School Dispensary, 1901

A female student, seated, two female student nurses, standing and standing one white female nurse posed in the dispensary in the school hospital. 

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:

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has a copy of this image, JO-03-06.

This image appears with the caption CORNER IN DISPENSARY in The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: The School, 1902) [p. 66].

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Campus Spaces
Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection LC-USZ62-26796
Frances Benjamin Johnston, Washington, DC