TIL about the “Seven Sutherland Sisters”, a late 19th C. sideshow act who ended up making millions by using their famously long hair to market a line of quack medicine hair growth products.

Read more: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/sutherland-sisters-hair-circus

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  1. After discovering these gals I gaffed a [bottle of their hair tonic](https://i.imgur.com/CeAMuyP.jpeg) using an actual antique bottle (of *Groves Tasteless Chill Tonic*) that I made a label for by copying pictures of the real thing. The atlas obscura article I link claimed a number of different ingredients which are what was advertised at the time but according to Wikipedia a period analysis of the tonic determined that it was mostly just a mix of witch-hazel and bay rum so maybe I’ll make a batch and fill the bottle.

    I’m a big fan of sideshow history as well as patent medicine so this was a neat aligning of interests.

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