The Toll House, Kenneth and Ruth Wakefield, Whitman, Massachusetts, 1930-1935

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

Business card

Date Made

1930-1935

Subject Date

1930-1935

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2019.151.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)

Technique

Printing (Process)

Color

Cream (Color)
Navy blue

Dimensions

Height: 2.5 in

Width: 3.9375 in

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