A vintage postcard showing "Mombasa Point" in "British East Africa", wit a few houses and the coast nearby.
This postcard shows a settlement of houses along a coastline, with a tree in the foreground and some pencil annotations pointing at various landmarks. The bottom of the postcard has "Mombasa Point" and "Brtish East Africa" in type.
The back of the postcard has a pencilled message stating that the house of the sender is "nearer the sea than appears here". There is no name or address on the postcard so it may have been sent inside an envelope as part of a letter.
There is no date on the postcard but the "East Africa Protectorate", as British East Africa was officially known, was split in to the "Colony of Kenya" and "Protectorate of Kenya" in 1920. Therefore this postcard probably dates from the early 1920s.