18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
U-drop Inn, Texas

The diner was a home away from home for many Americans. It was open 24 hors a day and one could get an inexpensive, filling meal. The first diners were old train dining cars and could be moved to different locations as business ebbed and flowed. The term now represents the type of food establishment and type of food served, particularly American ‘comfort’ food. The diner is an icon of American culture, and almost every city and town has one.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Shamrock, Texas, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Alexandra Buxbaum