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This photo was part of an 1895 souvenir book created by John Leslie, an Indian student and the “right hand man” of John Choate, a well-known photographer at the Carlisle Indian Industrial School.  It is the earliest known photo of the Farmhouse.  There are actually a man standing and a boy sitting on the front porch.The small porch on the left side of the main house indicates there was a door where there now is a window.  The circular window in the central front gable with decorative trim has now been replaced with clear plexiglass. The roof appears to be shingled. The small roof visible in the lower left corner is likely the tenant house which no longer stands. The two spruce trees on the right side of the photo survive to the present day.  Their growth over time is evident in the following photos.

 

Courtesy of the Cumberland County Historical Society

 
 





This photo accompanied the 1918 article by James S. Giffen in The Carlisle Arrow and Red Man.  

It is probable that the present front door is the same as the one in this photo.  

Giffen, James S. "The Farm Buildings." The Carlisle Arrow and Red Man, 8 Feb. 1918: 18-19.

 

Courtesy of Cumberland County Historical Society






 Although this photo (NARA RG 77) is stamped 1922, we know it was really taken in 1918 for the above magazine article. 
from Analysis of Building 839, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, by Adam D. Smith, Susan I. Enscore, and Megan W. Tooker, 
US Army Corps of Engineers, September 2013, page 32. 
 



 


Carlisle Barracks Farmhouse, September 1933, (NARA RG77) 
from Analysis of Building 839, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, by Adam D. Smith, Susan I. Enscore, and Megan W. Tooker, 
US Army Corps of Engineers, September 2013, page 32. 





 
 

 
 

This photo is undated.  There is now a window where the door used to be on the bottom left portion of the main wing.  The porches are now screened.  It is apparent here that the red brick is becoming aged and unsightly, especially with the removal of the shutters.  The roof is now metal. The shrubs are a new addition, and their growth can be seen in subsequent photos.

 

Courtesy of the U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks Photo Collection, Box 73, Folder 8.

 
 



 

  
 
 






 
The old red brick has been painted white.  The back porch is screened.  Presently, there is a 2-story frame extension on the rear wing which provides a mudroom on the first story and a screened porch on the second story. Undated (see the car in the upper photo on the left--1960's?)
 
Courtesy of the U.S. Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks Photo Collection, Box 33, Folder 18.




 


   
 
 































 
 






 
The spring pond and "ancient stone spring house"
 
 Undated photo courtesy of Cumberland County Historical Society









 
 
 




 

An Indian student is showing a map of the Parker farm.  The large black shape represents the barn, while the small black shape behind it represents the Farmhouse, with the spring behind it.  The farmland extends out to cover the current northeast quarter of Carlisle Barracks.

 

Undated photo courtesy of the Cumberland County Historical Society

 
 






 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Left: Richard and Nannie Davis with their daughters Richenda and Mary. Photographed by John Choate, about 1891. 

Right: Davis Children Richenda, Mary, and Esther.  Photographed by John Choate, about 1893.

 

Courtesy of the Cumberland County Historical Society

 
 
 


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