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A large crowd has gathered to watch the ventriloquist's performance.Ventriloquist acts became popular at the beginning of the twentieth century.
The personal family archive gives an indication of the impact of war on life in Edinburgh.
The Edinburgh Empire Palace Theatre is now called the Festival Theatre, located on Nicolson Street.

Our Town Stories – Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh’s history through images and maps from the collections of Edinburgh Libraries. Discover the city’s past by reading the stories of its people, places and city life.