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Abby Scott Baker

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Abby Scott Baker

249.00

This hand colored photograph of Abby Scott Baker (image courtesy of The Library of Congress) was enameled on copper through a lengthy process, which included several kiln firings. It hangs from a sterling silver loop and chain, with a hand stamped silver toggle clasp.

Abby Scott Baker was a lobbyist and press officer, who came from a military family with many political connections. She used these connections to work towards Woman Suffrage in the US. After women achieved the right to vote in the United States, she traveled the world fighting for equal rights, both speaking and writing.

Dimensions:

Pendant is 2” tall by 1 7/16” wide. The chain is 18” long. The sterling silver toggle is stamped with the words, “Votes for Women.” It is 1 1/4” long by 1/4” wide at the widest part. The silver hoop is approx. 5/8” in diameter.

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This hand colored photograph of Abby Scott Baker (image courtesy of The Library of Congress) was enameled on copper through a lengthy process, which included several kiln firings. It hangs from a sterling silver loop and chain, with a hand stamped silver toggle clasp.

Abby Scott Baker was a lobbyist and press officer, who came from a military family with many political connections. She used these connections to work towards Woman Suffrage in the US. After women achieved the right to vote in the United States, she traveled the world fighting for equal rights, both speaking and writing.

Dimensions:

Pendant is 2” tall by 1 7/16” wide. The chain is 18” long. The sterling silver toggle is stamped with the words, “Votes for Women.” It is 1 1/4” long by 1/4” wide at the widest part. The silver hoop is approx. 5/8” in diameter.

In 1889, Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women's Franchise League.  It's main mission was to win the right to vote.  She also founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1903.  It was known for it's more militant tactics like breaking windows and burning buildings.  At that time in history, property was more important than the lives of women.  Realizing this, Emmeline Pankhurst encouraged women to bring attention to their cause by any means.  She, along with at least 1000 of her followers, endured brutality by police and force feedings in prison.  They were willing to go as far as it took to raise attention for their cause. Though I'm not a proponent of violence or property destruction, it seemed at the time that property destruction was the only clear message that got the attention of those who could make a difference.