After more than nine decades, the lady who inspired the iconic Gerber Baby Food logo has died.
When Ann Turner Cook, the original Gerber baby whose face was sketched to become the iconic Gerber emblem more than 90 years ago, died on Friday, the firm posted on their Instagram page that they were “deeply grieved” by the passing of the original Gerber baby.
While she was still a child, her infectious laugh and wide-eyed wonder won over hearts around the world, and she will live on as a symbol for all newborns for years to come.” The family of Ann and everyone who had the privilege of knowing her to have our sincere condolences.
Cook, who went on to teach and write novels in his later years, died at the age of 95. In 1928, a neighbor submitted a sketch of her to the corporation in response to an open request for faces to be used in a new advertising campaign.
In a 2013 interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Cook recalled the time she was about 3 years old and her mother pointed to a baby food jar and said that was my picture. “I found it to be a pleasant surprise.”
Ann Turner Cook Photos: Original Gerber Baby Picture
We have also been able to get our hands on other photos of Ann Turner Cook Photos, they are below: