Photo of the Day 7 March 2008

Coffee Break, Arizona, United States, 1996
Photograph by Vincent J. Musi
For many people, diners—and their colorful employees—represent relics of a slower, gentler era. Historians trace the first diner to 1872 in Providence, Rhode Island, where pressman Walter Scott sold food from a horse-drawn wagon parked outside the Providence Journal newspaper office. Nostalgic for the "good old days," Americans today are fueling a 21st-century diner revival.