The Museum is now open Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. with enhanced health and safety protocols. Learn More

Christopher Ludwick (1720-1801), a native of Hesse-Darmstadt in the German-speaking region of central Europe, established a bakery in Philadelphia in 1754. Ludwick later served as Superintendent of Bakers in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. His descendants carefully preserved this carved wooden cookie board or mold as a memento of their ancestor’s role in the founding of the United States. They donated it to the Valley Forge Historical Society, the Museum of the American Revolution’s predecessor organization, in 1953.

Object Details

  • Cookie Mold
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    1754-1801
    Wood
    Museum of the American Revolution
    2003.00.0079

Tags

Image 092320 16x9 Marquis De Lafayette Brazier Collection Item Brazier 0
 

Marquis de Lafayette's Brazier

This 18th-century brazier, believed to have been brought to America by Marquis de Lafayette during the American Revolution, was designed to hold hot coals and for cooking.
See Object
Image 091120 George Washington Camp Cups Silver Camp Cups
 

George Washington's Camp Cups

These cups were part of George Washington's camp equipment during the Revolutionary War. They were made in August 1777 by a silversmith in Philadelphia.
See Object
Image 091120 16x9 Success City Boston Mug Collection Boston Mug
 

"Success to Boston" Mug

Inscribed “Success to ye city of Boston, Liberty For Ever” with a fantastical townscape, this English mug evokes the early years of the American Revolution.
See Object