Courtesy Badè Institute, Pacific School of Religion

With pith helmet, vest, tie and argyles, William Frederic Badè embodied the vanguard of archaeology—and fashion—in the 1920s, when he dug at Tell en-Nasbeh. Badè found that the innovative and exacting archaeological methods he chose to employ during his excavation required a new breed of diggers, and he initiated archaeology classes at the Pacific School of Religion to train the seminarians. The most accomplished and enthusiastic students received invitations to participate on the dig—at their own expense.