Students in the Art Studio [version 1], 1901

Students in the Art Studio [version 1], 1901

Male and female students posed with white female teacher in the school's art studio. Students are standing or sitting in front of easels.

Johnston took another very similar photograph of students in the art studio. It is linked in Related Images. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society's cataloging indicates that the teacher was Elizabeth Forster, who later married William Beitzel.

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. When the school closed in 1918, two albums of Johnston's photographs were sent to the Pennsylvania State Museum, which transferred them to the Cumberland County Historical Society in 1934. This is one of the images from those albums. 

This image appears with the caption ART STUDIO in The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: The School, 1902) [p. 85].

Photographer: 
Frances Benjamin Johnston, Washington, DC
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