Students Working at Steamfitting, 1901

Four male students posed standing at work tables. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society identifies this as the Boiler Shop where "students are taught cutting and threading pipes."

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.

This image with the caption STEAMFITTING appears in The Indian Industrial School, Carlisle, Pa.: 23rd Year (Carlisle, PA: The School, 1902) [p. 47].

Time Period
Campus Spaces
Frances Benjamin Johnston, Washington, DC