Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

Kitchen from The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death/ Corrine Botz
Kitchen from The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death/ Corrine Botz

In her book, The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death, photographer Corrine Botz has carefully documented and commented upon 18 amazing miniature crime scenes that resided in the Baltimore Medical Examiner’s office. These educational tools were painstakingly assembled by Frances Glessner Lee in the 1940s and 50s using the details of real homicides, suicides, and accidental deaths. 

From every angle there are new clues and information which allowed investigators-in-training to learn about crime scene analysis long before we had the ample photography and videography we do today.  These strangest of dollhouse rooms are absolutely fascinating, and there are many more at the artist’s website.  Cute wallpaper!

Comments

  1. Laura K. Curtis

    I wonder if this was the inspiration for the “miniature killer” series of CSI episodes!

  2. Clare 2e

    Ooh, I hadn’t thought of that, but seems like a good guess!

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