Frances Glessner Lee’s miniature murder scenes are dioramas to die for
By Jimmy Stamp
Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962) was a millionaire heiress and Chicago society dame with a very unusual hobby for a woman raised according to the strictest standards of nineteenth century domestic life: investigating murder. And she did this through a most unexpected medium: dollhouse-like dioramas.
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from a deck of cards illustrated by a Nazi concentration camp survivor