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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A CSI Moment

This photo probably makes you think of Aunt Bea from the Andy Griffin show. What a nice old lady, you're thinking right?

Her name was Frances Glessner Lee and back during the 1940s she created a series of crime scene roomboxes for the Baltimore Maryland police force. They must have been extremely authentic because the dioramas were used to teach inexperienced police officers about different types of death scenes, as well as encourage them to use careful observation to spot "indirect" evidence for crime reconstruction.

You can read all about her amazing miniaturist career here


  1. This is a really interesting post, Karin! Thank you for sharing it! :-)

  2. Now.... THIS is right up my street.

    Thank you for opening up a whole new world of procrastinating displacement activity ;-)


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