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Twelve Years A Slave

Written by:
Solomon Northup, American, 1808 - 1875  Search this
Published by:
Derby and Miller, American, 1848 - 1853  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper with gold, cloth, and cardboard
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Closed): 7 3/4 × 5 1/2 × 1 5/16 in. (19.7 × 14 × 3.4 cm)
H x W x D (Open): 7 3/4 × 11 1/2 × 4 1/8 in. (19.7 × 29.2 × 10.5 cm)
H x W x D (open at 90 degrees): 7 3/4 × 6 × 6 1/4 in. (19.7 × 15.2 × 15.9 cm)
H x W x D (open at 60 degrees): 7 3/4 × 5 3/4 × 5 3/4 in. (19.7 × 14.6 × 14.6 cm)
Type:
narratives
hardcover books
Place printed:
Auburn, Cuyahoga County, New York, United States, North and Central America
Place depicted:
New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, United States, North and Central America
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1853
Topic:
African American  Search this
American South  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Domestic slave trade  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Law  Search this
Literature  Search this
U.S. History, 1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.262
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Movement:
Abolitionist movement
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd537167978-c6a5-4b5c-8aad-8b8ccdd82f33
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.262

Dress worn by Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey in the film 12 Years a Slave

Designed by:
Patricia Norris, American, 1931 - 2015  Search this
Worn by:
Lupita Amondi Nyong'o, Mexican Kenyan, born 1983  Search this
Created by:
Western Costume Company, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Solomon Northup, American, 1808 - 1875  Search this
Medium:
cloth, thread, metal, plastic
Dimensions:
H x W x D (on form): 55 × 19 × 14 in. (139.7 × 48.3 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
dresses
Date:
2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Western Costume Company
Object number:
2015.158.1.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Exhibition:
Taking the Stage
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 054
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ef3ce3f5-caff-420d-8b99-c93351d4de5c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.158.1.1
Online Media:

Shoes worn by Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey in the film 12 Years a Slave

Designed by:
Patricia Norris, American, 1931 - 2015  Search this
Worn by:
Lupita Amondi Nyong'o, Mexican Kenyan, born 1983  Search this
Created by:
Western Costume Company, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Solomon Northup, American, 1808 - 1875  Search this
Medium:
leather, elastic, thread
Dimensions:
H x W x D (left): 1 7/8 × 3 5/16 × 9 5/16 in. (4.8 × 8.4 × 23.7 cm)
H x W x D (right): 1 7/8 × 3 3/8 × 9 7/16 in. (4.8 × 8.6 × 24 cm)
Type:
shoes (footwear)
Date:
2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Western Costume Company
Object number:
2015.158.1.2ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5c5c4b7a0-c883-49f6-83ad-c491d2538f37
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.158.1.2ab

Hat worn by Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in the film 12 Years a Slave

Designed by:
Patricia Norris, American, 1931 - 2015  Search this
Worn by:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, British, born 1977  Search this
Created by:
Western Costume Company, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Solomon Northup, American, 1808 - 1875  Search this
Medium:
straw, cotton ribbon
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 8 × 15 1/2 × 15 in. (20.3 × 39.4 × 38.1 cm)
Type:
boaters
Date:
2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Film  Search this
Men  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Western Costume Company
Object number:
2015.158.2.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5559f2517-1001-4b34-8c76-b780df21b6e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.158.2.1

Shirt worn by Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in the film 12 Years a Slave

Designed by:
Patricia Norris, American, 1931 - 2015  Search this
Worn by:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, British, born 1977  Search this
Created by:
Western Costume Company, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Solomon Northup, American, 1808 - 1875  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber and cotton blend cloth
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 34 × 23 × 14 in. (86.4 × 58.4 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
shirts
Date:
2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Film  Search this
Men  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Western Costume Company
Object number:
2015.158.2.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5ff7d73ea-5154-464f-9be9-464fc40595ee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.158.2.2

Vest worn by Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in the film 12 Years a Slave

Designed by:
Patricia Norris, American, 1931 - 2015  Search this
Worn by:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, British, born 1977  Search this
Created by:
Western Costume Company, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Solomon Northup, American, 1808 - 1875  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber, plastic buttons
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 21 1/2 × 16 1/4 × 11 in. (54.6 × 41.3 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
vests (main garments)
Date:
2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Film  Search this
Men  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Western Costume Company
Object number:
2015.158.2.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5cec2d651-4bfd-4894-9dee-79052080cb7b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.158.2.3

Neckerchief worn by Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in 12 Years a Slave

Designed by:
Patricia Norris, American, 1931 - 2015  Search this
Worn by:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, British, born 1977  Search this
Created by:
Western Costume Company, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Solomon Northup, American, 1808 - 1875  Search this
Medium:
cotton
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 24 1/2 × 10 1/2 × 9 in. (62.2 × 26.7 × 22.9 cm)
H x W (Flat): 6 1/2 × 54 in. (16.5 × 137.2 cm)
Type:
neckerchiefs
Date:
2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Film  Search this
Men  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Western Costume Company
Object number:
2015.158.2.4
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e4d44147-ad05-4c82-8893-ffdfd4ce58c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.158.2.4

Pants worn by Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in the film 12 Years a Slave

Designed by:
Patricia Norris, American, 1931 - 2015  Search this
Worn by:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, British, born 1977  Search this
Created by:
Western Costume Company, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Solomon Northup, American, 1808 - 1875  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber, wood and plastic buttons
Dimensions:
H x W x D (On form): 51 × 16 1/2 × 10 1/2 in. (129.5 × 41.9 × 26.7 cm)
Type:
trousers
Date:
2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Film  Search this
Men  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Western Costume Company
Object number:
2015.158.2.5
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd55c605003-9404-4864-83a1-033c37c35bba
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.158.2.5

Shoes worn by Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in the film 12 Years a Slave

Designed by:
Patricia Norris, American, 1931 - 2015  Search this
Worn by:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, British, born 1977  Search this
Created by:
Western Costume Company, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Solomon Northup, American, 1808 - 1875  Search this
Medium:
leather and wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D (left (a)): 7 5/8 × 4 × 12 in. (19.4 × 10.2 × 30.5 cm)
H x W x D (right (b)): 7 7/8 × 4 1/4 × 12 in. (20 × 10.8 × 30.5 cm)
Type:
brogans (footwear)
Date:
2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Costume design  Search this
Design  Search this
Film  Search this
Men  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Western Costume Company
Object number:
2015.158.2.6ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd557cdb216-4de4-4b54-a8f3-fa1fa41e461a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.158.2.6ab

Costume worn by Lupita Nyong'o as Patsey in the film 12 Years a Slave

Designed by:
Patricia Norris, American, 1931 - 2015  Search this
Worn by:
Lupita Amondi Nyong'o, Mexican Kenyan, born 1983  Search this
Created by:
Western Costume Company, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Solomon Northup, American, 1808 - 1875  Search this
Medium:
Dress: cloth, thread, metal, plastic
Shoes: leather, elastic, thread
Type:
ensembles (costume)
Date:
2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Hollywood (Film)  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Western Costume Company
Object number:
2015.158.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd53cbb6e18-a6e5-45c3-a286-4f4ff3fb6af6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.158.1

Costume worn by Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup in the film 12 Years a Slave

Designed by:
Patricia Norris, American, 1931 - 2015  Search this
Worn by:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, British, born 1977  Search this
Created by:
Western Costume Company, American, founded 1912  Search this
Subject of:
Solomon Northup, American, 1808 - 1875  Search this
Medium:
Hat: straw, cotton ribbon
Shirt: synthetic fiber and cotton blend cloth
Vest: synthetic fiber, plastic buttons
Neckerchief: cotton
Pants: synthetic fiber, wood and plastic buttons
Shoes: leather and wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D (.2-.5 on form): 72 × 24 1/2 × 14 in. (182.9 × 62.2 × 35.6 cm)
Type:
ensembles (costume)
Date:
2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Costume  Search this
Film  Search this
Men  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Western Costume Company
Object number:
2015.158.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Costume
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5861029ab-55f4-4f67-ba90-aaaa30f6b172
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.158.2

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