John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle School students, circa 1879-1902

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.73-8
Creators:
Choate, J. N. (John N.), 1848-1902
Dates:
circa 1879-1902
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
30 mounted prints
albumen (includes boudoir cards, cabinet cards, and cartes de visite)
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
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
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)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 73-8
,
NAA MS 4778

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 73-8, John N. Choate photographs of Carlisle School students, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Atsina Indians

Location of Other Archival Materials
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.
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Anthropological Archives also holds the original John N. Choate Negatives (Photo Lot 81-12)
Location of Other Archival Materials
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

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The photographs were likely collected by Sarah, Martha, or Anne Underwood, sisters who may have taught at the school and befriended many of its students. They were donated to the National Anthropological Archives by the sisters' grand niece, Mrs. James Bradford Ritter in 1966 and 1973.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Cabinet photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cartes-de-visite Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Southwest, New Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pawnee Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Studio portraits Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ponca Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crow Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Omaha Indians Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gros Ventre Indians (Montana) Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schools -- American Indian Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
San Felipe Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Indians of North America -- Great Plains Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Truscott, Charles Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
United States Indian School (Carlisle, Pa.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
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