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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School

Creator:
Choate, J. N. (John N.), 1848-1902  Search this
Names:
Dickinson College  Search this
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.)  Search this
Extent:
1,200 negatives (circa, glass)
16 printing plates (copper)
Culture:
Indians of North America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
negatives
printing plates
Photographs
Date:
circa 1879-1902
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs by John N. Choate documenting the United States Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The images include studio portraits of students, parents, and other visitors, as well as interior and exterior images of the school, buildings, and classrooms. Some photographs were probably made by other photographers and possibly collected by Choate. These include images of Dickinson College, the [Mount Holly?] Brick Works, downtown Carlisle, Carlisle residences and farms, national guard troops, a military expedition, and some portraits. Some of the photographs were made by other photographers and perhaps collected by Choate. A few copper plates prepared for publications are also included in the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
John N. Choate (1848-1902) was a commercial photographer in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The United States opened its first non-reservation government-supported school there in 1879 under the supervision of Lt. Richard Henry Pratt. Choate photographed almost every student upon arrival and during their school career, as well as school activities, staff, and visiting chiefs and families. Choate remained the primary photographer for the Carlisle Indian School until his death in 1902.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 81-12
Reproduction Note:
Contact prints made by Smithsonian Institution, 1981.
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional Choate photographs held in National Anthropological Archives MS 4241, MS 4537, MS 4544, MS 4574, MS 4988, Photo Lot 73-8, and Photo Lot 90-1.
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School, circa 1879-1902
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Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 81-12, John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.81-12
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-81-12

John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle School students

Creator:
Choate, J. N. (John N.), 1848-1902  Search this
Names:
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.)  Search this
Photographer:
Truscott, Charles  Search this
Extent:
30 mounted prints (albumen (includes boudoir cards, cabinet cards, and cartes de visite))
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New  Search this
Pawnee Indians  Search this
Ponca Indians  Search this
Crow Indians  Search this
Omaha Indians  Search this
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana)  Search this
San Felipe  Search this
Indians of North America -- Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
mounted prints
Cabinet photographs
Cartes-de-visite
Photographs
Studio portraits
Date:
circa 1879-1902
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs depicting students in the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania, many with handwritten notation identifying pictured individuals. Included are individual and group portraits showing Crow, Gros Ventre, Iowa, Omaha, Pawnee, Ponca, and San Felipe students. There are also some images of Carlisle School buildings, and one of a parade, made by Philadelphia photographer Charles Truscott.
Biographical/Historical note:
John N. Choate (1848-1902) was a commercial photographer in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. The United States opened its first non-reservation government-supported school there in 1879 under the supervision of Lt. Richard Henry Pratt. From the opening of the Carlisle Indian School, Choate began photographing almost every student upon arrival and during their school career, as well as school activities, staff, and visiting chiefs and families. Choate remained the primary photographer for the Carlisle Indian School until his death in 1902.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 73-8, NAA MS 4778
Location of Other Archival Materials:
MS 4778, previously filed in Photo Lot 24, has been relocated and merged with Photo Lot 73-8. These photographs were also donated by Mrs. James Bradford Ritter and form part of this collection.
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the original John N. Choate Negatives (Photo Lot 81-12)
Additional Choate photographs from the Carlisle School can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 4241, MS 4537, MS 4544, MS 4574, MS 4988, and Photo Lot 90-1.
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle School students, circa 1879-1902
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
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Topic:
Schools -- American Indian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Cabinet photographs
Cartes-de-visite
Photographs
Studio portraits
Citation:
Photo lot 73-8, John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle School students, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-8
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-73-8

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
La Flesche, Francis, d. 1932  Search this
Fletcher, Alice C. (Alice Cunningham), 1838-1923  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1883
Scope and Contents:
Select itemized correspondence:

1883: Winthrop, R. L.; Jan. 24.

1883: Pratt, R. H.; Jan. 31, Feb. 26, Mar. 7.

1883: Goddard, M. LeB.; Mar. 18.

1883: Pratt, R. H.; Mar. 25.

1883: Jackson, Sheldon; Mar. 29.

1883: Pratt, R. H.; Apr. 7.

1883: [La Flesche], Rosalie; Apr. 7.

1883: Harsha, W. J.; Apr. 12.

1883: Wilkinson, G. W.; Apr. 13.

1883: Pratt, R. H.; Apr. 17.

1883: Price, H.; Apr. 21, May 17.

1883: Pratt, R. H.; May 18.

1883: Dunbar, John B.; June 16.

1883: Pratt, R. H.; July 18.

1883: Price, H.; July 25.

1883: Fellowes, R. S.; Aug. 14, Aug. 25.

1883: Pratt, R. H.; Sept. 5.

1883: Fellowes, R. S.; Sept. 17.

1883: Pratt, R. H.; Sept. 21.

1883: Brown, George LeRoy; Sept. 22.

1883: Fellowes, R. S.; Sept 26.

1883: Pratt, R. H.; Oct. 11.

1883: Brown, George LeRoy; Oct. 11, 14.

1883: Dunbar, John B.; Oct. 16.

1883: Brinton, Daniel G.; Oct. 22.

1883: Brown, George LeRoy; Oct. 23, 26.

1883: Fellowes, R. S.; Oct. 26.

1883: Brown, George LeRoy; Oct. 27.

1883: Fellowes, R. S.; Oct. 30.

1883: Pratt, R. H.; Oct. 31, Nov. 4.

1883: Brown, George LeRoy; Nov. 6, 12.

1883: Fellowes, R. S.; Nov. 17.

1883: Dunbar, John B.; Nov. 20.

1883: Pratt, R. H.; Nov. 27, Dec 8.

1883: Fellowes, R. S.; New Haven; Dec. 14, 20.
Collection Restrictions:
The Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers are open for research.

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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Manuscript 4558 Alice Cunningham Fletcher and Francis La Flesche papers, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4558-ref34
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Actress 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06834300
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73569

Montage of Portraits of Students, Some in Native Dress 1881

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 005 in x 007 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1881
Local number:
NAA INV 06809800
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
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National Anthropological Archives
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edanmdm:siris_arc_73324

Group of Men Outside Carpenter Shop, Band Hall, and Tailoring Department 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06800000
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National Anthropological Archives
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edanmdm:siris_arc_73224

Group of Girls in School Uniform Lifting Dumbells at Gym Class, Inside Gymnasium; Three Non-Native Dressed Men on Balcony Watching 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06800100
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73225

Portrait of Group of Young Men with Guitars and Banjos 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06800200
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73226

Portrait of Group of Boys in School Uniform 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 007 in x 009 in
Culture:
Osage Indians  Search this
Indians of North America Great Plains  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06800300
OPPS NEG 101
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Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73227

Portrait of Two Young Men 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06800400
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73228

Portrait of Man and Nine Children, Most in School Uniform 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06800500
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73229

Portrait of Boy in School Uniform 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06800600
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73230

Portrait of Non-Native Man in National Guard Uniform 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06800700
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73231

Group of Students in School Uniform on Lawn Outside School Buildings 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06800800
OPPS NEG 80-839
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73232

Group of Young Men and Boys on Porch and Balcony of School Building 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06800900
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73233

View of Student Dormitory 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06801000
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73234

Portrait of Ben Thomas, Mary Perry, and John Menaul in School Uniform 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 018 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06801100
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73235

Group of Non-Native Men and Young Girl, Inside Brick Making Factory 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06801200
OPPS NEG 11951B
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73236

Portrait of Group of Young Men in School Uniform 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 007 in x 009 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06801300
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73237

Five Non-Native Men Inside Brick Making Factory 1879

Creator:
Choate, John N of Carlisle, Pennsylvania  Search this
Physical description:
1 gelatin glass negative 008 in x 010 in
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1879
Local number:
NAA INV 06801400
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John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle Indian School circa 1879-1902
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_73238

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