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Wonders Great & Small

STEP INSIDE the Little Wonder Café in Richfield, UT, and one enters a bygone world. Vintage clocks hang on the walls, and comfy blue-leather booths line the perimeter. It’s a pork-chops-and-applesauce kind of place where locals convene to exchange the latest news and wash it down with a cup of joe for just $1.75. On occasion a celebrity may stop in, and the café’s owners post a funky sign afterwards at the anointed table, announcing to customers, “Stephen King sat here.”

Utah artist Doug Braithwaite has enjoyed the café on many occasions. Braithwaite is as fond of the Little Wonder as he is of the town of Richfield, two places where time stands still. “Richfield is from another era—old buildings, very Americana, like Mayberry, USA,” he says, referring to the sleepy fictional town from of the 1960s. In Braithwaite’s depiction of the café, tinged with nostalgia, the artist expresses the charm

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