The painting originally hung in Chapin and Gore's Saloon and Restaurant, old Chicago landmark, when it was located at 73-75 (now 20-22) West Monroe Street, Chicago, Illinois.
Caricature of Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany, 1859-1941, full length, head forward, body slightly right. He has dark brown handle bar moustache and is wearing a dark blue uniform with black boots. He is sitting on a pecking case marked "CHICAGO" on the deck of a boat named "ADLER" with the German flag flying at the stern. A skyline is visible in background.