To mark Labor Day this year, Missourian photographers used file photos from the early 1990s to set up similar scenes of people working in Columbia in 2012. This gallery includes the photos from the 1990s with those taken today.
Bakery Manager Gary Tifft, left, places bread on baking racks as Nick LaTona imprints the bread on Wednesday night at The Upper Crust Bakery and Cafe on Green Meadows Way. Tifft said baking from scratch hasn’t changed much over the years and still uses the same basic ingredients with no preservatives.
GALE R. NIE/Missourian
In this file photo from Jan. 19, 1989, Monte Fischer, 8, grimaces as dentist Kent Willett and assistant Mary Withrow start to work.
Kent Willett and dental assistant Ashley Wesbury talk with patient Betty Smith after making an implant impression of her mouth on Tuesday.
O. ANDREW LOCKE/Missourian
In this file photo from May 17, 1993, Wayne Selby, left, and Terry Cole work with customers Steve Ball, left, and Eric Hyde. Selby has worked at the Campus Barber Shop since 1959, and Cole is just filling in.
Wayne Selby, proprietor of Campus Barber Styling Shop, gives MU freshman Luke Slabaugh a haircut Tuesday.
Kevin Eggemeyer of the Missouri Department of Transportation puts a new coat of silver paint on a street sign in Columbia in March 1991.
MoDOT worker Bessie Sandidge applies a fresh coat of paint on the pedstrian crossing at the intersection of College Avenue and Stadium Boulevard, while her colleague Robert Lansford holds a can of glass beads, used to make stripes reflective, on Aug. 27. The Missouri Department of Transportation is renovating major intersections.
In this file photo from Oct. 24, 1994, construction crews work on the Boone Hospital Center skywalk.
The Boone Hospital Center skywalk over East Broadway that connects Boone Hospital Center to Broadway Medical Plaza 1 is shown on Aug. 27. The skywalk opened in January 1995 and is 180 feet long.
In this file photo from April 17, 1994, Stan Shollenbarger shows students in his Fairview Elementary School science class how they can access data.
Fairview Elementary School media specialist Kaley Keith helps Jack Parker Hayes, a first-grader, log onto a computer on Aug. 27. The first-grade class spent 20 minutes in the media lab playing an online educational game of their choice.