As an introduction to our Humans of Hannibal posts we decided to start close to home with a face from the Mark Twain Dinette. You may have seen Joyce Bowen at the Dinette before. She knows far more about the Dinette than me and has worked here for longer than I have been alive - about 45 years.
If you have seen Humans of New York before, this is where we got our inspiration from. Brandon Stanton started it as a photography project in 2010 to catalogue the faces and stories of New Yorkers on the street. The posts feature a picture and a brief insight to their lives. There are so many characters and faces of Hannibal - both locals and tourists. And every story is so unique. We hope to share a glimpse of the faces and stories Hannibal here.