The Library of Congress puts historical photos at the public’s fingertips via its online catalog. Nearly three-quarters of a century ago, Jeanne Thompson, 20, was appointed as secretary to the president for signing land grants and patents at the General Land Office. She’s shown on Sept. 8, 1937, in the early days of her job, where she was authorized to affix ‘Franklin D. Roosevelt’ to documents.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.