The Images section features photographs, postcards, and different types of artwork, as well as reproductions of images that appeared in newspapers, magazines, and other publications. These images all reflect the Carlisle Indian School students, facilities, and staff. Images available here are drawn from files housed at the U. S. National Archives, from collections of Carlisle Indian School materials housed at various archival repositories, and from a variety of published sources. Visitors to this website are also invited to share copies of photographs from their own personal and family collections; please contact us if you have images you would like to contribute.
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Studio portrait of Mary Ealy (standing at left), Jennie Hammaker (standing at right), Frank Cushing (sitting at left), and Taylor Ealy (sitting at right), all wearing native clothing.
The printed caption on the reverse side reads:
Teai-e-se-u-lu-ti-wa - Frank Cushing.
Tra-wa-ea-tsa-lun-kia - Saylor Ealy.
Tsai au-tit-sa - Mary Ealy.
Jan-i-uh-tit sa - Jennie Hammaker.
Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-044a and CS-CH-068.
Studio portrait of Valentine McKenzie.
Studio portrait of Anna Laura (Pretty Woman) wearing native dress.
There is a caption written by Mrs. Richard Henry Pratt: "She was given my name (Anna Laura) by her own request. Grand daughter of Spotted Tail, Chief, Sioux."
The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: 12-17-01, 12-17-01A, and PA-CH1-065b.
Posed portrait of eight female students, presumably kitchen staff, and one staff member in the dining room with set tables.
Note: Three of these students are identified as Eva Pickard, Anna Laura, and Anna Raven.
Studio portrait of Hugh (Running Horse) wearing school uniform.
Studio portrait of Big Bow, a Kiowa chief.
Studio portrait of Left Hand and his son, U.S. Grant (Grant Left Hand). Grant is wearing a school uniform.
The caption reads: White Man Apache Chief Stumbling Bear Kiowa Chief
The caption reads: Cheyenne Chief (Manemic) one of Florida prisoners
The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Minimic Chief of Comanche Indians from a painting by J. Wells Champney, at Ft Marion, Florida
Studio portrait of Lucy Black Shortnose wearing a school-issued print dress.
Studio portrait of Darlington wearing school uniform.
Handwritten caption along bottom edge of image probably reads: Darlington.
Students and staff working in the harness-making shop at the Carlisle Indian School. They are identified as, from left to right: Lorenzo Chapman (instructor), Geoffrey Chips, Cheape Ross, Curtis, Lawrence, Edward Little, William Spotted Tail, Julian, Morgan, Henry Thigh, and Andrew.
Studio portrait of Ernest (Knocks Off) wearing school uniform.
Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-017a and CS-CH-019.
Studio portrait of Bob Tail with his son Joseph Bobtail, who is dressed in a school uniform.
Studio portrait of two men in native clothing, probably visiting chiefs, and a third wearing a suit.
Studio portrait of Spotted Tail and Iron Wing, Sioux chiefs.
The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-013a and CS-CH-043.
Studio portrait of Benjamin Thomas (standing at left), Mary Perry (seated in center), and John Menual Chaves (standing at right). The boys are both wearing school uniforms. Perry is in a school-issued print dress.
Studio portrait of David Blue Teeth (standing) and his sister Hope Blue Teeth (seated). David is wearing a school uniform.
Indian School students Amos Lone Hill, Joseph Gun, Philip (Kills), Ellwood Dorian, Carlos, Walter Matches, Oscar Bull Bear, and Ralph Iron Eagle Feather and staff members Samuel Wetzel and E.B. Strait working on the roof of one of the school buildings.
Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: CS-CH-096 and 14-07-02.
Studio portrait of Walter Matches.
Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-034a and CS-CH-015.1-.2.
Studio portrait of Spotted Tail, a Sioux chief.
The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-018c and CS-CH-037a.1-.2.
Studio portrait of Frank Cushing (standing at left), Taylor Ealy (standing at right), Mary Ealy (seated in swing at left), and Jennie Hammaker (seated at right), all dressed in school uniforms.
Studio portrait of Fanny and Dora both wearing school uniforms.
Studio portrait of Justine La Framboise.
The handwritten note reads: Justine. The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: No 48 Justine La Framboise from Sisseton Agency Dakota
Portrait of five Sioux chiefs posed with two white interpreters on the steps of the bandstand on the school grounds. The chiefs are Black Crow, Two Strike, White Thunder, Spotted Tail, and Iron Wing. The interpreters are Louis Robideau and Charles Tackett.
Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH1-076c and CS-CH-086.