Retro photos: Focused on the job

Can you help ID the people in these photos?

These old photos from the Duke Energy archives show teammates from the Carolinas and Florida focused intently on their work.

Many of the photos in the archives lack identification. If you can identify anything or anyone in these photos, email information about these images to Include the photo number or attach the image.


Photo 510: This is a photo from Brunswick Nuclear Station. Recognize the employee? What's he doing?


Photo 516: Who are these Florida Power employees, and what district office were they working in?


Photo 517: Who is this Florida Power employee? What is he doing, and where did he work?


Photo 527: Who is this Duke Power employee, and where is he working? What is the equipment?

Mystery solved!


Several of you contacted us about photo 531. That’s chemist Frank Abernathy and lab tech Mary Shaver, who worked at "The Island" – Laboratory Services (now Central Analytical Lab) of Duke Power. The photo was probably taken in the early 1990s, said their supervisor, Angie Grooms. Sherry Reid and Joe Fitzgerald also helped us with the names. Joe said he gave Mary the Nerd Pocket Protector. (He still uses one.) Joe said the instrument behind them is a Perkin Elmer Flame AA to detect metals in water samples.