Retro photos: Little boys and big trucks Retro photos: Little boys and big trucks

Retro photos: Little boys and big trucks

Can you ID these photos from the Duke Energy archives? Plus, 2 mysteries solved


These photos from the Duke Energy archives in Charlotte, N.C., are missing identification. That's where you come in. If you have any information about where or when these photos were taken, or know someone who can help, email

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This photo was taken at Camp Thunderbird at Lake Wylie, S.C., in 1988. The event appears to be a Duke Power Design Engineering festival ("DE FEST"). Who is the child and what does he look like now?
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This mobile substation was part of Public Service Co. of Indiana. What year and model is it?
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Does this old Florida Power Corp. office in Ocklawaha still stand? Where was it located? What is it used for now? (08/11/16: Identified!)
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This photo from the Florida Power collection is from Wildwood Warehouse, 1976. Who is the employee and what is he doing? And what's Wildwood Warehouse? (06/09/16: Identified!)

Men at work identified!

Thanks to Van Bryan and Harry Kincaid, who emailed to say this is Edward Young, a draftsman in the Electric Distribution Department at Cincinnati Gas & Electric. The computer was part of the company's first CADD (computer-aided design and drafting) system.
Lisa Arvin reports that Ricky Bass says this is Neil Kahan at the Western Area Control Center, in Canton, N.C. in the 1990s.


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