Sorry for the long delay. I would like to see an aerial photo of the area you describe. Although the painting mostly depicts the house with little peripheral details, it would be interesting to have a look. My email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be happy to send you a jpeg file of the canvas in response.
: Langley Park was pretty rural back in 1936
: (I'll send you a copy of the 1938 aerial
: photo if you send me an e-mail address).
: the "main road" then would have to
: have been what is now known as University
: Boulevard (MD 193), and my guess would be
: that your old house might have been one of
: the houses on the McCormick-Goodhart
: property, the estate called "Langley
: Park" after which the community took
: its name. The McC-G family had guests from
: all over the world,so your painter M.K.B.
: could have been visiting from anywhere. The
: only problem is that I cannot find a gas
: station very near by at that time. Can you
: e-mail me a photo of the painting - that
: might help.
: Have you checked the 1920-1940 census
: records for Maryland and D.C., looking for
: all those possible names of the artist? You
: just might find him/her . . .
: Susan G. Pearl, Historian
: PGC Historical Society
: --Previous Message--
: I am trying to identify the painter of a
: oil painting of a white house in what
: appears to be a rural setting. There is an
: inscription on the back which reads:
: "An old house at Langley, Maryland
: across the street from the gas station,
: looking toward Washington" . The
: signature appears to be M.K. Bryan? or
: Beyer? or Bayer? or Beym? Possibly a female
: Any help out there? In 1936, which street
: would be the main street of Langley, MD?
: Any info appreciated! It is a nice
For problems or questions regarding the PGCHS site or message board contact webmaster(at)pghistory.org
For more information about PGCHS, contact info(at)pghistory.org.