This cartoon, published in the American satirical magazine Puck pokes fun at global imperial competition. The great powers, all depicted as animals are fighting over the cadaver in the centre representing China. From left to right: Japan, Russia, France, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Great Britain and Italy. The American eagle is observing the proceedings from his vantage point top left.
Joseph Ferdinand Keppler (1838–1894), cartoon "The Real trouble will come with the 'wake'", black and white reproduction of a colour lithography, USA, 1900; source: Puck Magazine, 15.08.1900, Library of Congress, DIGITAL ID: (digital file from b&w film copy neg.) cph 3b00577 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b00577.