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This image of the Machinery Hall at night demonstrates the electric power it produced. The Machinery Hall was the source of all electric lights throughout the exposition.

View of the Tower of Light exhibit as seen at night at the the Cotton States and International Exposition.

Exterior view of the Electricity Building of the Cotton States and International Exposition. Since the invention of the incandescent light bulb in 1879, the possibilities for electric based technology had multiplied. From telegraphs and telephones to…

Electrical displays were a must-have for late 19th century world fairs. The Cotton States and International Exposition's electrical fountain display involved 23 lamps and 2,100 spouts, and could create a variety of images.

This image shows the Electricity and Transportation Buildings of the Cotton States and International Exposition.

This image shows how electricity was used at the Cotton States and International Exposition to light the grounds at night. The sky overhead shows a display of fireworks.

View of the Electricity Building as seen at night during the Cotton States and International Exposition in Piedmont Park.