These are the original sepia-toned 1882 and 1885 Tom Torlino portraits. These are the most recognizable photographs of the Carlisle Indian Industrial boarding school, partly because of the stark transformation. There's little known about Tom Torlino beyond his student file, but his portrait has become the symbol of assimilation and the loss of indigenous culture.
These are the original sepia-toned 1882 and 1885 Tom Torlino portraits. These are the most recognizable photographs of the Carlisle Indian Industrial boarding school, partly because of the stark transformation. There's little known about Tom Torlino beyond his student file, but his portrait has become the symbol of assimilation and the loss of indigenous culture.