Back caption: "W.J. Knutzen, Mt Vernon R#2, 2 mile west of Burlington. Lustra of Chicona taken 1st as calf and as yearling at Portland Fair in years of 1920, 1921 - Guernsey" and stamped in ink: "Oct 29 1925."
Photo from across street a two-story commercial building. Two early-model automobiles are parked on the street beside building with people sitting in and on vehicles. One truck appears to be a delivery truck for Q & Q grocers. Two women are visible inside of grocery store window on left. Building has the following businesses: Gust. E. Wersen Shoes, Q and Q Grocery and Bakery, Dr. Sweet-Dentistry, and a Hotel (unknown name).
Back caption: "Mt. Vernon. Oct. 30, 1928." Banners hung across street in distance read "Clear Lake vs Mount Vernon BASEBALL" and "Pavement Dance Wed. Night." Multiple storefronts visible inculding Sanitary Meat Market; Olympic Hotel and Lounge; Windsor Cafe; J.C. McGregor's Millinery; Dale & Shea Abstract Co.; J. A. Hans - Lawyer; Palace Cigar and Billiard Room.