That's some great looking illustrations of the farm animals. It looks like the artist actually studied some photos of the real thing before creating his rendering. (That's pretty rare these days; even now, if I had to draw a horse, he'd probably look like Quick Draw McGraw without the hat.)
Anyway, according to some vintage online newspaper articles, a record 4,500 people attended the fair on the opening day that year.
The WLS Circus featured its famous White Horse Troupe (see ad at right).
Quite a difference from the fair fare of today.
Anyway, I hope to make it out to the Fair later this week. Gotta get my Rutana's Apple Dumpling fix for the year (extra sauce, please, and hold the ice cream).