Abby Scott Baker in prison dress, 1917

Abby Scott Baker served as an officer of the National Women's Party (NWP) and personally lobbied numerous prominent politicians. The NWP was considered the militant wing of the suffrage movement. In 1918 she became the political chairman of the NWP. Baker was arrested for picketing and sentenced to 60 days in a workhouse in September 1917. Clarence Darrow inscribed several of his books to her. Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.