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Bowhead House at the corner of West Bow and the Lawnmarket, had stood for more than 300 years but was demolished in 1878-79.
'Food for Thought - A Life in Four Courses' is an oral history food heritage project by MECOPP, which explored and recorded the cultural heritage and traditions of food that mark significant events in a person's life.
This Japanese woodblock print is one of a series produced between 1852 and 1854 entitled 'A Modern Collection of Genji in Colour' and based on the 11th century classic Tale of Genji.

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.