Students in a Class on Government, 1901

Students in a Class on Government, 1901

Male and female students posed in a classroom with information about American government written on the blackboard. A male student is standing at the back of the room and a white female teacher is standing in 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/resource/cph.3b03310/.  

Photographer: 
Frances Benjamin Johnston, Washington, DC
Time Period: 
Location: 
Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection LC-USZ62-55423
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