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Interpretive Digital Essay : Globalization: Chicago and the World
Globalization: Chicago and the World
Essay: Introduction
Essay: Chicago in the Middle Ground
Map: Chicago's World¬óWithin a Day's Travel
Essay: Global Chicago
Galleries:
Colonial Trans-Atlantic Networks
A Cosmopolitan Frontier
Global Capitalism and Chicago Real Estate
Built Environment in a Mercantile Metropolis
Networks of Rails
World's Columbian Exposition of 1893
Turn-of-the-Century Industrialization and International Markets
The Chicago Region and Its Global Models
An Upstart Behemoth
Mailing To the World
The World in Chicago
Chicago's Twentieth-Century Cultural Exports
"The Whole World Is Watching"
Corporate Headquarters and Industrial Relics
Map: Changing Origins of Metropolitan Chicago's Foreign-Born Population
Comb Worn by Rebekah Wells Heald
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Captain Nathan Heald and Rebekah Heald were taken captive by the British following the battle on August 15, 1812. When a friend saw some of their belongings, including this distinctive hair comb, on sale in St. Louis, he assumed they were dead. He sent the items to Rebekah's family in Louisville. Months later, the Healds were released and made their way to Rebekah's family home. The comb remained among Rebekah's possessions until her death.