Images

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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Male and female students with Miss Hunt [version 1], c.1891

Portrait of a large group of unidentified male and female students posed on the steps of a brick building with a white woman, identified in the caption as Miss Hunt. There are six small white children posed with them in the front row. 

School records show Lydia Hunt worked as a teacher at the school from 1890 to 1892. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Teacher Miss Hunt with twenty-one male students, c.1891

Studio portrait of twenty-one unidentified male students in school uniforms posed with a white woman. The caption identifies her as Miss Hunt. School records show Lydia Hunt was a teacher at the school from 1890-1891. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Twenty-four students (Miss McAdam's Class), c.1891

Studio portrait of thirteen unidentified male students and eleven unidentified female students with one white woman. The caption identifies the group as Miss McAdams class. 

School records show Clara C. McAdam was a teacher between 1890 and 1893.  

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Fire Lightning, visiting chief, 1891

Studio portrait of a visiting chief, identified by the applied name tag as Fire Lightning. 

Note: An image of this chief is included in the composite group of visiting Sioux chiefs (linked to in Related Images) but there his attached name tag identifies him as Fire Thunder. There is another individual portrait of visiting chief, and in it he is identified in his name tag as Fast Thunder but in the composite he is identifed as Fire Lightning. We do not currently know which of these identifications is correct. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Fast Thunder, visiting chief, c.1891

Studio of a visiting chief, identified by the applied name tag as Fast Thunder. 

Note: An image of this chief is included in the composite group of visiting Sioux chiefs (linked to in Related Images) but there his attached name tag identifies him as Fire Lightning. There is another individual portrait of a visiting chief, and in it he is identified in his name tag as Fire Lightning and in the composite he is identied as Fire Thunder. We do not currently know which of these identifications is correct. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Young Man Afraid of Horses, visiting chief, c.1891

Studio portrait of a visiting chief, identified by the ribbon on his lapel as Young Man Afraid of Horses. 

This image is also included as part of the composite group of visiting Sioux chiefs (linked to in Related Images). In that he is identified as Young Man Afraid of his Horses. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Union Reserve Baseball Team [version 2], c.1891

Portrait of a baseball team with "Indians" on the front of their uniforms, with white coach or teacher in center. The handwritten caption in the album identifies them as the Union Reserve baseball team. 

The caption written below the image identifies the sitters as: back row, Frank Everett and Charles Damon; middle row, Josiah Powlas, Jonas Place, Mr. Goodyear, Levi St. Cyr, and Joseph Harris; front row, Harry Hutchinson, Harry Kohpay, Morgan Toprock, and Henry Froman. Note there are no records for a student named Henry Froman, therefore we believe this is William Froman. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society relied upon Josiah Powlas for the dating of this photograph as c.1891. Two of the sitters left the school in July 1891, so that date is possible. However, the National Anthropological Archives version of the image identified a date of 1892.   

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Union Reserve Baseball Team, c.1891

Portrait of the school's Union Reserve baseball team, some in uniforms. 

The caption identifies the sitters as: top row (l to r), Joseph Harris, Jonas Place, Paul Lovejoy, Joseph Hamilton, Harry Hutchinson, and David Turkey; middle row (l to r), Felix Eagle Feather, John Baptiste, Fred Big Horse, and George Baker; front row (l to r), Morgan Toprock, John Yellow Robe, and Harry Kohpay. 

Based on the dates these students attended this portrait must have been taken between 1890 and 1892. The Union Reserves were one of many baseball teams at the school. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Union Reserve Baseball Team [version 1], c.1891

Portrait of a baseball team with "Indians" on the front of their uniforms, with white coach or teacher in center.

The handwritten caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society version of this images identifies them as the Union Reserve baseball team. The sitters are identified in that image as: back row, Frank Everett and Charles Damon; middle row, Josiah Powlas, Jonas Place, Mr. Goodyear, Levi St. Cyr, and Joseph Harris; front row, Harry Hutchinson, Harry Kohpay, Morgan Toprock, and Henry Froman. Note there are no records for a student named Henry Froman, therefore we believe this is William Froman. 

The Cumberland County Historical Society relied upon Josiah Powlas for the dating of this photograph as c.1891. Two of the sitters left the school in July 1891, so that date is possible.  However, the National Anthropological Archives version of the image identified a date of 1892.   

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Thomas Blackbear, 1891

Studio portrait of Thomas Blackbear. Handwritten caption written along side of image probably reads: Thomas Black Bear Nov. 1891

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Twenty-five Chippewa students, 1891

Portrait of eight unidentified male students and seventeen unidentified female students in school uniforms posed on the school grounds.

Previous cataloging interprets the caption as identifying them as from the Chippewa nation and the date of the photo as April 1891. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Albert Sitting Eagle, 1891

The handwritten note on the reverse side reads: Albert Sitting Eagle, Wanbetiyotanki, Aug. 13, 1891.

View of Albert Sitting Eagle as a student at the Carlisle Indian School.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: National Archives and Records Administration

Jacob White Cow Killer, 1891

Studio portrait of Jacob White Cow Killer. 

Note: Previous cataloging indicates the handwritten caption contains a date of September 1891.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

James Paints Yellow, Charles Dubray, and Paul Good Bear, 1891

Studio portrait of James Paints Yellow, Charles Dubray, and Paul Good Bear.

Note: Previous cataloging indicates a date of November 1881 is included in the handwritten caption. However, due to the dates of attendance of these students, we believe the date is actually November 1891. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Nancy O. Cornelius and Joel Cornelius, 1891

Studio portrait of Nancy O. Cornelius and Joel Cornelius, both wearing school uniforms. 

Along the top of this image is probably written: Nancy and Joel Cornelius, Dec. 1891

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Perry Tsamanwa, 1891

Studio portrait of Perry Tsamanwa wearing school uniform. 

Note: Previous cataloging indicates the handwritten caption includes the date December 1891.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Perry Tsamanwa and Asbury Carke, 1891

Studio portrait of Perry Tsamanwa and Asbury Carke, both wearing school uniforms.

Note: Previous cataloging indicates the handwritten caption includes the date December 1891.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Ben Come Up Hill, 1891

Studio portrait of Ben Come Up Hill. 

Note: The handwritten caption contains the date December 1891.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Charles or Charlie, 1891

Studio portrait of a male student. 

Note: Previous cataloging indicates the first name of this student was Charles or Charlie, but the surname is not clear. It may be "Brave." It appears a date of December 1891 is also scratched on the plate. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Two Cheyenne chiefs with a large group of students [version 1], c.1891

Studio portrait of two Cheyenne chiefs with seven female students and ten male students.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has another copy of this image and identifies the the chief at left as Wolf Robe.

The student newspaper records visits to the school by Wolf Robe in December 1891 and December 1898. This image might date from either visit. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Charles Smith, c.1892

Studio portrait of Charles Smith. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Herbert Good Boy, Robert Horse, William Crazy Bull, and Charles Smith [version 2], c.1892

Studio portrait of Herbert Good Boy (back row at left) , Robert Horse (back row at right), William Crazy Bull (front row at left), and Charles Smith (front row at right). Crazy Bull is holding a framed portrait of a woman.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Mary Davis and Richenda Davis, c.1892

Studio portrait of Mary Davis and Richenda Davis, children of school employees and former students Richard Davis and Nellie Aspenall Davis. 

Note: Mary and Richenda were not enrolled as students. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Piegan Chiefs (Blackfoot Confederacy) [version 1], 1892

Studio portrait of eight Piegan chiefs. 

The January 8, 1892 issue of the  Indian Helper (vol. 7 no. 17) reports that these chiefs had visited the school the previous week.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has six copies of this image. One of those copies identifies the chiefs as Running Crane, Little Dog, White Grass, White Calf, Little Plume, Four Horns, Brocky, Bear Chief (or Little Bear Chief).  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Large group of male students in front of YMCA building [version 1], 1892

Portrait of a large group of male students in front of YMCA building, presumably the members of the YMCA. 

On the Cumberland County Historical Society's print of this image the date 1892 is written along the side. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

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