Who is the Gerber Baby?

Ann Turner became the Gerber Baby in 1928 after family friend, neighbor and artist, Dorothy Hope Smith, made a charcoal drawing of 5 month old Ann. The little girl's father (cartoonist Leslie Turner) submitted the drawing to Gerber after they reported that they were looking for images of babies and the drawing was chosed to represent all of Gerber's baby food line.

Ann Turner (later Ann Turner Cooke) became an elementary, middle-school and then High School teacher before becoming a publish author of mystery novels.