Do you ever take a look at your cabinets and shelves and ask, "Was Chef Boyardee a real person?" Or "What about Jimmy Dean? Or Uncle Ben? Were they real?"
Maybe you've come up with similar thoughts when lining up for fast food, pondering, "What was Colonel Sanders's real name?" or "Where is the Wendy's girl now?"
Popular logos draw upon numerous images and influences. Logos that feature people may include models like the famous Gerber Baby (Ann Turner Cook); Mia, the Indigenous woman who once appeared on Land O' Lakes packaging; and Nancy Green, the former Aunt Jemima.
Often, logos include the likenesses of company founders or other real people you've never heard of. Sometimes logos draw upon the names and activities of several men and women. Here are some lesser-known instances of logos featuring actual people.
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Uncle Sam Was A Musician Named Walter Botts Who Was Chosen By A Poster-Maker For His Distinct Features
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The Profile On The POW/MIA Flag Is Modeled On The Flag Designer's Son
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The Columbia Pictures 'Torch Lady' Was Initially Based On The Woman Who Voiced The Blue Fairy In 'Pinocchio'
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Johnnie Walker Was A Scottish Grocer Who Started Selling Spirits In The 1820s
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Uncle Ben Was A Popular Texas Rice Farmer Who Had Nothing To Do With The Company That Used His NamePhoto: Amazon
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It's Possible Mr. Monopoly Was Based On J.P. Morgan