Retro photos: What was this truck used for?

Can you identify these old photos?

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 345: This photo from the Duke Power collection is labeled, “lineman in Charlotte, N.C. Near Clayton and Selwyn Hotels.” Any idea when it was taken or what’s at the location today?


Photo 346: This was taken in Greensboro, N.C., in 1925. Do you have any details about the truck or its purpose?


Photo 347: From Public Service Indiana (PSI) and labeled “1977 lineman from Vincennes.” Do you know the location or anything about the truck?


Photo 351: What kind of work did this NC Public Service Company truck do? This is from the Duke Power collection, but we don’t have any other details.

Mysteries solved!


Several of you wrote in to identify former Florida Power President and CEO Allen Keesler in Photo 172. Keesler worked for Florida Power from 1963 until his retirement in 1996.