[Advertisement for Spiller, Booser & Co.]
|Title||[Advertisement for Spiller, Booser & Co.]|
|Artist||Hewkley, F Paget|
|Place made||Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli|
|Medium||pen and ink on paper|
|Measurement||sheet: 20 x 39.2 cm; image: 9.8 x 21 cm (irreg.)|
The champagne bottle was used to illustrate' Spiller and Booser Co.' as part of the advertising section of 'The ANZAC Book'.
Initiated in November 1915, CEW Bean, an official war correspondent and eventually official war historian, called for contributions for what was initially to be an ANZAC New Year magazine. Bean edited the work on the island of Imbros and after the Greek publisher fell through, arranged to have the work published in London by Cassell and Company. The ANZAC book is composed of satirical and sombre pieces about the conditions of life at Gallipoli, providing a general outline of the April 25 landing at ANZAC Cove, military advances, offensives and defensives undertaken in the following months until the eventual evacuation of the Allied forces at the end of December 1915.