|This chair was created just for fun. A bit of green material and lace plus a dog head cut from material . The legs and arms are from a game called Cootie bug, from a thrift store. I don't know how old it was.|
If you watch you tube there is a Documentary called Of Dolls and Murder. This is an hour long and you get tours of the mini forensic displays built by Francis Glessner Lee in the 1930's and 1940's.
They are called Nutshell studies and are still used as teaching tools for CSI forensics and detectives today. This documentary was filmed while they were on display at the National Library of Medicine.
Francis Glessner Lee was a child and women of privilege, inheriting the International Harvester fortune. She was not allowed to go to college, only the men in the family. She could contribute her talent for a worthy cause, and started building these mini scenes of murder as teaching tools at her own expense.
Another You Tube worth checking out is Certainly Caroline. This talented lady is a Fimo artist in love with Fairy Gardens. She makes every thing in 1/12" scale, but displays them in the real outdoors and sets the scene up with a Fairy tale. She includes her miniature art tutorials in each episode.