1848 Address Unknown, Washington, D. C.
Van Loan & Son were recorded in one announcement in the New York Herald (New York, New York) on July 6, 1848. Washington National .Monument Celebration…
A full sized American living eagle was placed on the summit of the Masonic arch, and appeared from his proud look to be fully entitled to his position. Mr. Van Loan and son occupied the same conspicuous elevation for some time, in daguerreotyping the scene.
Van Loan & Son are not recorded in other photographic directories. Matthew D. Van Loan had three children, it is possible that this is Matthew and one of his sons. Two of the children have been identified as Walton and Spencer the name of the third child is unknown at this time.