Students in the Art Studio [version 2], 1901

Students in the Art Studio [version 2], 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. 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/96501744/  

Photographer: 
Frances Benjamin Johnston, Washington, DC
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Location: 
Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection LC-USZ62-115831
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