Since 1928, the Gerber baby has simply become a household image. However, Gerber also has speakers, and one of them accidentally came across the original.
Very few people are aware that the drawing of a beautiful Gerber baby in 1928. is a diagram of a little girl. Her name is Ann Turner Cook, and she is now over 90 years old.
The picture was taken by artist Dorothy Hope Smith when Gerber was looking for a baby face for a chance to be the face of their campaign. Ann Turner Cook’s chart was chosen and the rest is history.
For 90 years, the “Gerber Baby” hasn’t changed at all, but that still doesn’t mean Anne is the only spokesperson for Gerber and their various brands.
Starting in 2011, Gerber thought it was time to have a new angle for their intended campaign. They strove to find more talking children, one every year. The special and main element was that every year Gerber differentiates their speakers more and more, trying in every possible way to show that the world can benefit much more if people unite instead of remaining divided from each other.
According to the company, each child is a Gerber baby, and the latest Gerber baby is Lucas Warren, who has Down syndrome.
When Ann found out that Lucas was in her neighborhood, she invited him and his parents to visit and took a nice and cute photo of them both.