|Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death - Destroyed Diorama|
I recently purchased a photo of Frances Glessner Lee that I had never seen before - taken in 1961. I love that she's wearing her iconic black pillbox hat. (Will they ever make a comeback?)
She's in front of her Nutshell that would eventually be accidentally destroyed when the Nutshells were moved from Harvard to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore.
Of all the Nutshells to be destroyed, it's a huge shame that it was this one. It depicts the same room before and after the death scene was compromised.
If any miniaturists are up for recreating what was so horribly lost, I have all sorts of information and photos. Be in touch!