Students in Music Class with Miss Sensensy [version 2], 1901

Students in Music Class with Miss Sensensy [version 2], 1901

Male and female students posed, seated and holding sheets of music, with a white female teacher standing in front, in a class room. 

Johnston took two very similar photographs of this classroom. The other version can be seen in Related Images. A note on the reverse of this similar image identifies the teacher as Miss Senseney.

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/2003656208/.

Photographer: 
Frances Benjamin Johnston, Washington, DC
Time Period: 
Location: 
Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection LC-USZ62-71318
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