Retro photos: fun and games Retro photos: fun and games

Retro photos: fun and games

Can you help ID these old photos?


Duke Energy’s Charlotte, N.C., headquarters houses thousands of old photos from Florida to Ohio and Kentucky to the Carolinas. However, many of the photos are not properly identified. Help us improve our records by sending us your memories about the photos below. You can send us an email at, and please include the photo number or attach the image.

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Photo 249: We think this photo is from the 1970s taken at a Cincinnati Gas & Electric picnic at Coney Island. Do you know any of these women? What did they do?


Photo 254: We know this was a Global Service Event for Duke Energy in the Midwest, but we’re not sure who the employees are or what they were doing. Can you help?


Photo 255: Shoveling never looked so fun. Do you know who these Progress Energy employees are or what groundbreaking event this was?


Photo 264: We know this is Louie the Lightning Bug. He was a safety mascot used by Cincinnati Gas & Electric, PSI and Florida Power Corp. Did you know anyone who wore the costume or have any stories about Louie?

Mysteries solved!


We received this email identifying photo 234: “This is retiree Wayne Napier an electric premise troubleshooter not a meter reader [as previously assumed.] This was taken sometime around 1998 or 1999 for a Cinergy news article about the Cincinnati and Indiana dispatching centers combining systems. I know because it's me, Wayne Napier."

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