The original Gerber baby has turned 90. The baby food maker said Ann Taylor Cook celebrated her 90th birthday on Sunday.
Cook was about 4 months old in 1927 when her image was sketched in charcoal by a family friend, Dorothy Hope Smith. The following year, the drawing was submitted to Gerber when they put out a call for images to be used in its new baby food advertisements.
“She wrote me (later) that she had thought it was kind of unfinished, […]