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An American Pastime

Carlisle, 05
H.F. Peck (active 1900s)
Carlisle, '05
Gelatin silver print, 1905
Prints & Photographs Division

The Carlisle Indian School in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, sought to assimilate Native Americans into white society. The coeducational school enrolled students from several Native American communities and taught them basic academic courses with emphasis on domestic skills and industrial trades. All-American pastimes, such as football, were also encouraged. The Library's Panoramic Photograph Collection contains more than four thousand images, featuring American cityscapes, landscapes, and group portraits--many of athletic teams.

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