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A Middlebury Connection to Twelve Years a Slave

February 25, 2014

The Middlebury College Museum of Art recently unveiled a new gift: the life portraits of Henry Bliss Northup (1805–1877) and his wife Electa Taylor Northup (1803–1882). The portraits arrived just in time to reveal their connection to one of this year’s Oscar-nominated films, Twelve Years a Slave.