Photographs made by David I. Bushnell during visits to the Etruscan sites of Sovana and Castellina del Chianti in Italy. The photographs document artifacts, a columbarium, the excavation of a temple, and nearby towns and scenery.
David Ives Bushnell, Jr. (1875-1941) was educated in St. Louis, Missouri, and Europe before traveling to northern Minnesota in 1899 on his first anthropological expedition. From 1901-1904, he worked as an archaeological assistant at the Peabody Museum at Harvard University and continued his studies in anthropology. Bushnell lived in Europe from 1904-1907, documenting North American ethnographic material held in museums and private collections. Upon his return to the United States, Bushnell was hired as a contributor for the Smithsonian's Handbook of American Indians (1907) and was later appointed editor of the Bureau of American Ethnology (1912-1921).
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 141B
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Photographs by Bushnell are held in National Anthropological Archives Photo Lot 14, Photo Lot 24, Photo Lot 2522-c, Photo Lot 80-35, Photo Lot 78, and the BAE historical negatives.
Surveys, reports, data and notes by Bushnell are held in National Anthropological Archives MS 3433, MS 2255, MS 3434, MS 4098, MS 7138, MS 4109, MS 2126, and MS 4494.
Correspondence from Bushnell can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in the Henry Bascom Collins, Jr. Papers, John P. Harrington Papers, Ales Hrdlicka Papers, Bureau of American Ethnology records, and MS 4210.
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Photo lot 141B, David Ives Bushnell photographs relating to Etruscan sites in Italy, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution