Retro photos: Lineworkers through the years

Retro photos: Lineworkers through the years

Support the men and women who keep the lights on for National Lineworker Appreciation Day

Here's a look at Duke Energy and legacy company lineworkers through the years. You can show your support of National Lineworker Appreciation Day April 18 by sharing this story on your social media network.

Meet some of the lineworkers who are keeping the lights on in the company's six-state service area in this video

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This stylish Southern Power Co. lineworker from around 1910 is displaying a sporty hat and a tie. The caption on the photo identifies him as Big Joe. Work attire and personal protective equipment have changed over the years. 

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Lineworkers at the old Selwyn Hotel at Trade and Church streets in Charlotte, N.C. That's the Clayton Hotel in the background.

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An Interstate Public Service Co. or Public Service Indiana crew, with dog, in Morgantown, Ind., in 1928. 

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A Florida Power crew in the 1950s battles the surf to get the job done.

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Cincinnati Gas & Electric's Groundsman College in 1980.

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Duke Energy replaced the big red D logo in 2013 as part of its rebranding after merging with Progress Energy in 2012.

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