We spend a third or more of our lives at work. That work provides our means for living and it is often the place where we meet our spouses and make friends. Yet we rarely make a photographic record of what we do and who we work with.
In the above photo, delivery driver Malcolm Johnson stands with his foot on the running board of his truck outside the Reservoir Inn, owned by N.B. "Bonie" Pierce. Malcolm became a long-time friend of the Pierce family. The boy in the photo is not identified.
Malcolm's white uniform, the white truck, and the "Where Quality and Purity Count" slogan on the truck suggest that he delivered milk.
The Reservoir Inn was also a favorite after-work watering hole for many men who worked at dairies between Forest Hill, where the Reservoir Inn was located outside the western city limits of Mobile, and the farming community of Wilmer, Ala., near the Mississippi state line.
Do you have photos of family and friends at work? What do the photos tell you about them?