Solomon Northup necklace African American mixed media jewelry
Solomon Northup (July 1808 – after 1857) was a free-born African American from Saratoga Springs, New York. He is noted for having been kidnapped in 1841 when enticed with a job offer. When he accompanied his supposed employers to Washington, DC, they drugged him and sold him into slavery. From Washington, DC, he was transported to New Orleans where he was sold to a plantation owner from Rapides Parish, Louisiana. After 12 years in bondage, he regained his freedom in January 1853; he was one of very few to do so in the cases of such kidnappings.
A paper image is affixed and finished to steel with a product that creates an oil painting like look and texture and renders the image UV protected and water resistant. Steel is lightweight, comfortable and sturdy. Necklaces are finished with copper colored chain with a lobster claw clasp, all lead and nickel free. If you select a pendant, they come on 18 inches of satin cord finished with a lobster claw clasp.
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