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I think she was in some circles. Mican (the curator of the Thorne rooms) was telling us about her after a Gallery talk at the Kansas City Toy and Miniature Museum's Miniature Masterworks event. The whole event was wonderful!

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Francis Glessner Lee was a Chicago Heiress.  Here is another article about her work using miniatures to help solve crimes.  

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/murder-miniature-nutshell-studies-unexplained-death-180949943/

I wonder if Mrs. James Ward Thorne (1882-1966) had crossed paths with Francis Glessner Lee, as both women were from Chicago.    Chicago, of course is a huge population city, so it would be easy for the two women to not be acquainted, but I still wonder.  

I would love to time travel and admit I would like to eavesdrop on this one...  imagining Mrs. Thorne reading the paper and finding her beloved art used for such purposes... would she had been supportive or shocked that our art form was used in this manner?

 

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