Students in Classroom Studying Current Events, 1901

Students in Classroom Studying Current Events, 1901

Male and female students posed in a classroom with a white teacher. Many of the students appear to be reading newspapers and "Current Events" is written on the blackboard at the back of the room. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society's cataloging identifies this as a "Eighth Grade Class School Room." 

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.

Photographer: 
Frances Benjamin Johnston, Washington, DC
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CCHS_JO-02-08
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