The original illustration of the Gerber baby was done in 1928 by artist Dorothy Hope Smith Barlow, with charcoal. Rumor had it that the baby model was Humphrey Bogart, as his mother was an illustrator. (He would have been 29 years old in 1928, though it is possible his image may have been used in the 1900s.) The model was Smith's neighbor's baby, whose identity was kept secret until the model herself, Mrs. Ann Turner Cook of Tampa, Florida, came forward in the 1990s to grant interviews. Cook, a mystery novelist and retired English teacher, has never earned royalties on the use of her likeness, but she has done promotional appearances for Gerber.