Retro photos: Say cheese

Can you help us ID these old pictures?

Duke Energy’s Charlotte, N.C., headquarters houses thousands of old photos from Florida to Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and 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 172: Do you recognize this Florida Power employee?


Photo 322: A note scribbled on the back of this Cincinnati Gas & Electric photo reads: "Flicker Queen Contest." Do you know anything about it? 


Photo 337: Who are these Cincinnati Gas & Electric employees, and why are they having their pictures made? Do you know the year?


Photo 340: This Duke Power photo is labeled as “Cowans Ford security guards.” Do you know what year it was or who they are?

Mysteries solved!


Employees Fred Enderle and Charlie Ploeger emailed to confirm that the building in photo 235 is the Queensgate location as the archivists suspected. The building is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has been an operations center since it was built in the 1960s. It’s been home to a meter lab and readers, distribution and transmission crews and relay crews.