Gerber infant food products used Ann Turner Cook's likeness for decades. She died. She had just turned ninety-five years old.
The Gerber Products Company picked Dorothy Hope Smith's 1928 charcoal drawing of Cook as a newborn as the official emblem for their new baby food brand.
According to Gerber, Cook died early Friday at her St. Petersburg, Florida home; her family confirmed to The New York Times.
As a child, her infectious grin and open-mouthed curiosity won over hearts throughout the country, and she will live on as an inspiration to parents, teachers, and writers worldwide
While Cook was only two years old when Smith sketched her, a picture shot when she was only four months old provided the basis for her drawing.