More than nine decades ago, the woman whose lovely newborn photo became the iconic face of Gerber baby food passed away.
“Gerber is very grieved by the departure of Ann Turner Cook, the original Gerber infant, whose face was sketched into the renowned Gerber logo more than 90 years ago,” the company said on Instagram Friday.
“Her smile and expressive curiosity stole hearts everywhere many years before she became an outstanding mother, teacher, and writer, and will continue to live on as a symbol for all newborns.” We send our heartfelt condolences to Ann’s family and anyone who had the privilege of knowing her.”
Cook, who eventually went on to become a teacher and novelist, died at the age of 95. After a neighbor submitted a sketch of her to the firm in response to an open call for faces to represent a new advertising campaign in 1928, she became the face of Gerber.
During a 2013 interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Cook revealed, “I was probably about 3 years old my mum pointed to a baby food jar and said it was my picture.” “I felt that was a beautiful gesture.”
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Ann Turner Cook died at the age of 95, more than nine decades of serving as the face of Gerber Baby food.