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Ann Taylor Cook at her Tampa, Fla., home with a copy of her photo that is used on all Gerber baby food products. Gerber says Cook turned 90 on Sunday. | Associated Press 2004 file photo

Some jarring news: original Gerber baby has turned 90

SHARE Some jarring news: original Gerber baby has turned 90
SHARE Some jarring news: original Gerber baby has turned 90

The original Gerber baby has turned 90.

The baby food maker says 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. The drawing was submitted to Gerber a year later when Gerber put out a call for images to be used in its new baby food advertisements. Cook’s picture became the company’s official trademark in 1931.

Cook became a mother of four and taught literature and writing in Tampa, Fla., for 26 years before retiring in 1989.

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