Retro photos: happy holidays through the years

Can you help ID these retro 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 191: Here’s a shot of the 1959 Brazil office Christmas party from the Public Service of Indiana collection. Do you know anyone pictured?


Photo 192: Recognize this Riverbend Steam Station office party? The photo is from the Duke Power collection, but we are unsure of the year.


Photo 193: This building in Spartanburg, S.C., was decked out for the holidays in 1935. Any idea which Duke Power building this was or if it still stands?


Photo 196: This might not be a holiday-related event, but it is in the spirit of giving. Do you recognize this Duke Energy Volunteer Week photo from 1998? Do you know what time of year it was or who is pictured?

Mysteries solved!


Photo 182: Barton Daniel quickly recognized this photo of Major High testing meters at the Garner Complex meter lab in North Carolina – he said the same photo hangs on the fifth floor wall at the North Carolina Regional Headquarters in Raleigh.