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“The Unexpected Intersection between Craft and Forensic Science”

Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962) was the first female police captain in the U.S. She’s considered the mother of forensic science. She helped to found the Department of Legal Medicine at Harvard University.

As if that weren’t enough, Lee also crafted a series of 19 “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death”: dollhouse-sized dioramas of “exquisitely detailed miniature crime scenes” that are still used in forensic training.

These things are badass. And they’re about to go on their first public display.



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