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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Row of male students in uniform posed on the school grounds with the girls' quarters and band stand in the background. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Studio portrait of John D. Miles.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

View of the band stand on the school grounds. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Studio of John D. Miles.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

View of the dining room decorated for Christmas with female student workers posed near the tables. 

The caption identifies it as "Christmas Dinner, Indian School, Carlisle, Pa." 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Studio portrait of Standing Bear, a Sioux chief, with his son, Luther Standing Bear.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Portrait of eighteen male students in school uniforms, lined up on the school grounds in front of the girls' dormitory. There is a small child in a sleigh on the ground near them although there is no snow on the ground.  

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Studio portrait of Ellis Childers wearing school uniform.

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

View of the hospital building with staff and students posed on the porches. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Studio portrait of Standing Buffalo, a Ponca chief. 

The student newspaper records a visit by Standing Buffalo to the school in January of 1881, so that is probably when this photo was taken.

The Cumberland County Historical Society has three copies of this image: PA-CH1-063a and CS-CH-032.1-.2.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

View of students on school grounds with superintendent's quarters on the left and the girls' quarters on the right. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative, Stereograph

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Studio portrait of twelve unidentified male students, most in school uniforms. 

Previous cataloging identifies these students as being from the Arapaho nation. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

View of the Superintendent's Quarters with people, including probably Richard Henry Pratt, in front of the house and on the balconies. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Studio portrait of five male students and four female students, all wearing school uniforms. The caption states that they are from the Arapaho nation and all arrived in February 1881. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

View of the Superintendent's Quarters with the chapel visible beside it. Richard Henry Pratt, his wife, and an infant are posed in front of the house with a Native American man. There are two young girls on the front porch and two people on the second floor balcony. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Studio portrait of Dessie Prescott (seated far left), Jennie Lawrence (seated front left), Nellie Robertson (standing back right), and Katie La Croix (seated far right) with teacher Sarah Mather (seated in center). The students are all wearing school uniforms and holding dolls.

Note: The Cumberland County Historical Society has two copies of this image: PA-CH2-012b and CS-CH-067.

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Male students posed in front of the building used as the Boys' Quarters, later known as the Large Boys' Quarters. 

This image was taken before the third floor was added. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

The printed note on the reverse side reads: NOTED INDIAN CHIEFS Who have visited the Indian Training School, Carlisle, Pa.

1. Spotted Tail, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
2. Iron Wing, Sioux Chief, Rosebud Agency, Dakota.
3. American Horse, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
4. Red Shirt, Sioux Chief, Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota.
5. White Eagle, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
6. Standing Buffalo, Ponca Chief, Indian Territory.
7. Poor Wolf, Mandan Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
8. Son of the Star. Arickaree Chief, Fort Berthold, Dakota.
9. White Man, Apache Chief, Indian Territory.
10. Stumbling Bear, Kiowa Chief, Indian Territory.
11. Tso-de-ar-ko, Wichita Chief, Indian Territory.
12. Big Horse, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
13. Bob Tail, Cheyenne Chief, Indian Territory.
14. Man-on-the-Cloud, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
15. Mad Wolf, Cheyenne, Indian Territory.
16. Little Raven, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
17. Yellow Bear, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
18. Left Hand, Arapahoe Chief, Indian Territory.
19. Ouray, Ute Chief, Colorado.

The Cumberland County Historical Society also has a copy of this image: CS-CH-087.

 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Dickinson College Archives & Special Collections

View of the Superintendent's Quarters with the chapel visible beside it. Richard Henry Pratt, his wife, and an infant are posed in front of the house with a Native American man. There are two young girls on the front porch and two people on the second floor balcony. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Studio portrait of five male and four female students. The caption for the Cumberland County Historical Society copy of this image identifies them as from the Arapaho nation and that they arrived in February 1881. 

Format: Glass Plate Negative

Repository: National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

View of the Boys' Quarters with students in uniforms posed on the porches and in the yard in front of the building. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Studio portrait of Mary Ealy, Nellie Carey, Mary Perry, and Jennie Hammaker, posed with teacher Mary Hyde. The students are all wearing school uniforms. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Studio portrait of Standing Bear, a Sioux chief, with his son, Luther Standing Bear. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Swedish National Museums of World Culture

Studio portrait of Lydia Harrington probably wearing school uniform. 

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: Cumberland County Historical Society

Portrait of twelve male students, all wearing uniforms and holding instruments, in front of the bandstand on the school grounds. In the glass plate negative version of this image [version 1] a white woman, also holding an instrument, can be seen at the far right. In the print versions of this image she is almost entirely cropped out, with only a bit of her black skirt visible. 

This is the school band and the woman is almost definitely Mrs. Walter E. Baker who provided the funds to buy the instruments for the band. The school newspaper reported that she visited the school on November 11, 1881 and the the "boys with the horns" played for her. 

This copy of the image from the American Philosophical Society has handwritten captions identifying some of the students. They are, from left to right: Howard, unknown, Conrad, Amos, Elwood, D. Tucker, T. Carlyle, Joshua, Reuben, and Luther. The two students at the far right are unidentified.  

Format: Photographic Print, B&W

Repository: American Philosophical Society