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A performer entertains the crowds on the High Street.
The growth in photography gave armchair travellers a view of the world beyond their experience. Those lucky enough to have the means to travel could collect photographic mementoes of their trips.
A painting entitled 'Summer grasses and barley on cliff top' completed at Catterline, a tiny fishing village on the north east coast of Scotland.

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.