A handwritten inscription at the bottom of the historic photograph reads, "Main Street Bakersfield, Vt." Both sides of the street are lined with sidewalks and trees, and there are electric lines along the right side of the street. There are two houses in the left foreground of the photograph. Vines grow on the porch of the first house. A wooden fence lines the sidewalk in the right foreground of the photograph. There is a large building with a two-story porch in past the houses on the left side of the street. There are people on the porch. A parked truck is visible along the right side of the street.
The new image shows Main Street paved and widened. The sidewalks have been removed and traffic signs have been added to the right side of the street. The margins of the street are now used to park cars. The building on the left side of the street may be the same building as in the historic image (see below for commentary on the buildings use). There are fewer houses and fewer trees along Main Street in the recent image. Phil Bullis writes..." In the photo dated 7/6/2000 the three story white building on the left was once used as a dormitory for students attending Brigham Academy. The school building still exists. It is out of sight behind the three-story building. My parents both were students at Brigham around 1930.