Frances Glessner Lee and Tiny Forensics

Frances Glessner Lee's Blue Bedroom diorama from the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death. Photo by Lorie Shaull. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Many forensic investigation standards of today have roots in the work of a Chicago heiress who was more interested in crime scenes than high society. Her most notable contribution to the field came in the form of tiny homicide dioramas. Read the show notes here.

Topics in this Podcast: women, French history, Chicago, forensics, women in STEM, biographies, 20th century, heiresses