Virginia.—Virginia is represented among the State buildings at
the World's Fair by a reproduction of Monticello (Little Mountain),
the home of the President who directed the purchase of Louisiana.
Mr. Jefferson was an enthusiastic student of architecture, and an amateur
draughtsman, who brought back from his foreign tours many
studies of famous old buildings.
The building covered an area of 113 by 99 feet, and cost 17,000 dollars. It had a picturesque site on `The Trail' leading from the Palace of Fine Arts to
the Foreign Buildings. It contained a life size statue of the Jefferson, contributed by the University he founded.
Virginia had exhibits in Agriculture which included one of tobacco, which featured an Indian maiden standing on a pedestal 23 feet high and holding in her outstretched hand a bundle of tobacco.
The Forestry, Fish, and Game exhibit included: 28 by 30" transparencies, they were used to illustrate forest scenes.
In The Mines palace, there were award -winning exhibits that included- ores of gold, silver, lead, iron, asbestos, kaolin, mica, clays, zinc, manganese, talc, etc., while exhibits of marble, rough and sculptured, together with cubes of building stones and mineral waters were displayed.