Friday, January 20, 2012

The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

‘Before forensics, DNA, and CSI we had dollhouses – an unimaginable collection of miniature crime scenes, known as the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. Created in the 1930s and 1940s by a crime-fighting millionaire heiress grandmother Frances Glessner, the Nutshells helped homicide detectives hone their investigative skills. Despite all the advances in forensics, the Nutshells are still used today to train detectives.’

- Of Dolls and Murder

(via Retronaut)


Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Wow! Just Wow!
Fascinating, insight to the past.

Rina said...

this is very creepy but fascinating at the same time!
As usual I love your posts!


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