She was only 4 months old when her likeness was captured in a simple sketch that has since become familiar to generations, says TODAY.
In 1927 Dorothy Hope Smith sketched a charcoal portrait of Ann Taylor Cook, the infant daughter of a family friend. The following year, when the baby food brand launched a contest to find an official face for their company, Smith entered her simple, unfinished drawing.
In her entry, Smith noted that she would finish the sketch if she won. Her drawing competed with elaborate oil paintings, but the judges fell in love with the baby face Smith drew, and when they chose it as the winner, they insisted that the simple illustration remain a sketch, says Gerber.
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