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Posted on 07 April, 2016


The Red Bedroom crime scene diorama

The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Through the 1940s and 1950s, Frances Glessner Lee hosted a series of semi-annual seminars in homicide investigation at Harvard University. Using intricately constructed dioramas of actual crime scenes, complete with working doors, windows and lights, Frances taught detectives, prosecutors, and other investigators to solve real crimes with the “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.”


Posted by Susan Downing

Categories: dioramas

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