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.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.