Retro photos: Hard hats through the decades Retro photos: Hard hats through the decades

Retro photos: Hard hats through the decades

Can you 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 251: OK, this one isn’t a hard hat, but it is interesting. We believe these are Duke Power transit workers from the early 1950s. Do you happen to know any of them or where they were based?


Photo 252: We think this is a lineworker from the Midwest. Do you know who he is or where he worked?


Photo 258: Any idea who former Florida Power Corp. CEO Andy Hines is talking to? Do you know where they are?


Photo 261: This photo comes from the Public Service Indiana collection. Do you recognize this lineworker or know when the photo was taken?

Mysteries solved!


Several people recognized the two employees in photo 223 – including Richard “Skip” Seekamp, who is pictured. Seekamp, seated, worked with Dan Roeder, standing, at Carolina Power & Light. Seekamp said at the time he worked in the treasury department, and the photo was taken for EPRI because they had recently received its Technical Achievement Award in 1992.

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