Yankee Doodle, 1872. Artist: Joseph Swain

Yankee Doodle, 1872. Artist: Joseph Swain

1-150-650 - The Cartoon Collector/Heritage-Images

Yankee Doodle, 1872. America rides into Geneva on a spotted circus horse with Mr Punch heckling in the background. This cartoon relates to a matter that had been going on since the end of the American Civil War. The Alabama Claims had been prompted by the damage done to American commerce by the 'Alabama', a privateer fitted out in England. The main issue was whether England should have accepted responsibility for preventing the ship from leaving England. The amount of the claim for indirect damages continued to grow. The persons appointed to arbitrate on the claim were now meeting in Geneva. A 'pony' can also refer to the old slang term for the sum of £25.00. From Punch, or the London Charivari, March 23, 1872.

Image Details

People Information

  1. Joseph Swain, attributed to: British: Engraver
  1. John Tenniel: British: Artist, illustrator, painter

  1. Engraving

Picture Type
  1. Caricature
  2. Satire

Geographic Hierarchy

World Europe Switzerland Genève

  1. 46 11 48 N , 006 06 38 E

Category Hierarchy

History & Politics Politics Political Events

Artistic Representations Satires

Artistic Representations Caricatures

People Other

Digital Image Size

Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 3685x5117
File Size : 55,243kb


  1. 23/3/1872
  1. 0350000488
  1. 1-150-650
  1. 1150650
  1. 23/3/1872
  1. 488

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