The panorama postcard contains three views:
- Early panoramic view of Zanzibar stone town, across the fort towards the cathedral. Compare with the earliest photos of Zanzibar stone-town in my collection
- Picture of the Sultan Sheikh Sir Hamoud bin Mohammed Al-Said
who died in 1902
- The palace "house of wonders" reconstructed after the bombardment by the British (The postcard has manuscript text above the panoramic view)
The Coutinho brothers established one of the first commercial photographic enterprises on the island of Zanzibar, some time in the 1870´s. Probably of Portugese origin, little is known of their lives.