July 15, 2011
“One of the most poignant days of the year was when Ruby Bridges visited the White House. Ruby is the girl portrayed in Norman Rockwell’s famous painting, “The Problem We All Live With,” which depicts Ruby as she is escorted to school on the court-ordered first day of integrated schools in New Orleans in 1960. When the Norman Rockwell Museum loaned the painting to the White House for a short period of time, the President invited Ruby to view the painting while it was on display outside the Oval Office.”
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) (by The White House)
Amazing. The path from that painting to this photo… *tears*
she doesn’t look a day over 40 holy crap.