Print shows a lion confronting a spaniel, representing Spain, a fighting cock, representing France, a rattlesnake, representing America, and a pug dog, representing Holland.
Columbia, holding clippers labeled "Alabama claims", is clipping the claws of the "British" lion; a British flag flies above a fort on cliff in the background with American ships at sea on the left.
What a trifle may embroil nations! British lion to American eagle, "In the name of Queen Victoria, the royal family, and over a million of children, I demand his release." / Th. Nast.
Sobbing, chiande elephant by sign "Barnum's American Dungeon", with America personified as eagle and Englad as lion.
Photograph shows a British lion from the H.M.S. Macedonian, a frigate of the British Royal Navy that was captured by the U.S. during the War of 1812. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2011)