The Toll House, Whitman, Massachusetts, circa 1945

Summary

Ruth Wakefield was a dietitian and food lecturer until she and her husband Kenneth opened the Toll House Inn restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts in 1930. At the Toll House Inn, Wakefield served home-cooked meals for tourists and local customers. And, in the late 1930s, "invented" what would become America's favorite cookie--the chocolate chip.

Ruth Wakefield was a dietitian and food lecturer until she and her husband Kenneth opened the Toll House Inn restaurant in Whitman, Massachusetts in 1930. At the Toll House Inn, Wakefield served home-cooked meals for tourists and local customers. And, in the late 1930s, "invented" what would become America's favorite cookie--the chocolate chip.

Artifact

Postcard

Date Made

circa 1945

Subject Date

circa 1945

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2019.150.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Photomechanical processes
Printing (Process)
Handwriting

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 3.3125 in

Width: 5.3125 in

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