Students Planting Onions [version 2], 1901

Male students posed in a field, kneeling on the ground planting onions. An instructor is overseeing their work, pointing. 

Johnston took two very similar photographs of this scene. The other version can be seen in Related Images.

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:

Time Period
Campus Spaces
Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection LC-USZ62-55420
Frances Benjamin Johnston, Washington, DC