The dollhouses of death that changed forensic science

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  • Published on:  Monday, October 30, 2017
  • Frances Glessner Lee created dollhouses with dead dolls. In this episode of Vox Almanac, Vox's Phil Edwards explains why.

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    Frances Glessner Lee's "Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death" are part of a new exhibit at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Art museum. The collection is part art, part science, and part creepy peek into the world of forensic science.

    These miniatures significantly advanced forensics and forensic science, but they aren't just CSI curios - they're complex, confounding works of art that manage to be morbid and beautiful at the same time.

    Lee's legacy bridges both the art world and the world of crime — and you'll get a chance to see exactly how her nutshell studies work. These aren't just dollhouses — they're entire worlds worth exploring.

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  • Mujtaba Ahadi
    Mujtaba Ahadi  yesterday

    I wish Vox would upload more videos like this

  • Memes are Very healthy

    Remake of toy story

  • Earl Stew
    Earl Stew  2 days ago

    This is a movie called hereditary.

  • Linda Easley
    Linda Easley  3 days ago

    This was fascinating early crime forensics 👍

  • GrandmaCraft
    GrandmaCraft  5 days ago

    I really want this

  • Design Escobar
    Design Escobar  5 days ago +1

    fakeass me investigator: WHATS THE ANSWERrr?

  • Jasmine Houston-Burns

    I was definitely hoping for a crime involving tiny people that had come to life

  • se chanbaek
    se chanbaek  7 days ago

    its kinda late at night and this stuff makes me scared so i gotta go watch some nct crackhead vids to relax

  • Francisco Lopez Ponce

    She did all the killings and these are detailed trophy’s.

  • astro's shining star

    Why do I always end up on the dark side of the internet

  • pritisa d'souza
    pritisa d'souza  7 days ago

    I know i can solve this

  • Faith Vlogs
    Faith Vlogs  7 days ago

    Kitchen:
    -One of the Killers uses the Window to get inside the kitchen
    -the Killer might Cover her mouth with a cloth
    -when the woman Started to Like elbow the killer from behind
    -the killer might get the rolling pin and Bash it in her head,Multiple times
    -when the Woman Fell on the ground,The killer put the rolling pin back in the table
    -Before the Killer leave,He gets a Pieces of a news paper Crumbled it and put it in the Door.
    -And finally he got out of the kitchen using the Windows

  • Rajeshwar S
    Rajeshwar S  7 days ago

    The baby shotted his mum coz she was always disturbing while sleeping and shotted itself. -solved

  • Crom Coffee
    Crom Coffee  7 days ago

    Now we just need an author to write a story about a serial murderer who created diorama 's of his murders. It could be extremely suspenseful and frightening.

  • Josafath Luna
    Josafath Luna  7 days ago

    Monk never needed all this extra bs

  • Kat yy
    Kat yy  14 days ago

    Hmmmm the apples would be eaten




    By the police 😂

  • battyclout
    battyclout  14 days ago

    Tbh u can't learn analytical skills it's just something u have

  • Dead Dreams :/
    Dead Dreams :/  14 days ago

    Read about her in BRAZEN!!!♥️

  • 6969 subscribers with no videos

    it's probably a bad idea to watch this at 3:69 am in the afternoon..