Photographer: C.D. Arnold / Credit: Chicago Historical Society, used by permission

A woman stands on the balcony of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts building, overlooking the canal, the Machinery building, and the Agriculture building. The Machinery building contained exhibits such as Whitney's cotton gin and the world's largest conveyor belt, as well as the Fair's power plant, which provided electricity for the entire fair. The Agricultural Building, designed by New York's McKim, Mead & White, contained weather stations, animals, machines, tools, cigarette booths, a model of the liberty bell constructed with oranges, Canada's 22,000 pound "Monster Cheese," and the popular Schlitz Brewery booth.

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