19 Photos of the 7 Sutherland Sisters & Their 37 Feet of Hair
Born between 1846 and 1865, the Sutherland sisters - Sarah, Victoria, Isabella, Grace, Naomi, Dora and Mary - were the biggest stars back then – think Beyonce, Miley Cyrus or the Kardashians. They were said to have talents at singing and playing the instruments. But that's not what made them so famous. People came to see them for their luscious, magical 37 feet of hair.
Raised in a small log cabin in Niagara County, New York, the Sutherland sisters’ celebrity status brought them riches beyond their wildest imaginations. P.T. Barnum referred to them as "the seven most pleasing wonders of the world," and the sexiest performing attractions in The Greatest Show on Earth.
Here are some of the incredible photos of the amazing seven Sutherland sisters:
The Sutherland Sisters - Sarah, Victoria, Isabella, Grace, Naomi, Mary and Dora pictured with their father Reverend Fletcher, 1894.
The Sutherland sisters' hair.
Victoria Sutherland, 1849 – 1902
Isabella Sutherland, 1852 – 1914
Sarah Sutherland, 1845 – 1919
Grace Sutherland, 1854 – 1946
Naomi Sutherland, 1858 – 1893
Dora “Kitty” Sutherland, 1858 – (?)
Mary Sutherland, (?) – 1939
Mary was the youngest and least musically talented and emotionally stable of the Sutherland sisters. Their father, the Rev. Fletcher Sutherland developed the hair tonic that made his famous daughters rich.
1880s Flyer Ad for Sutherland Sisters.
An ad featuring the reverend sold the Seven Sutherland Sisters Hair Grower as a miracle cure for balding.
A rare Sutherland Hair Grower bottle posted by Tami Barber at Bottle Collectors on Facebook.
The Sutherland Sisters appealed to Edwardians with their “It’s the Hair—not the Hat” motto.
A Sutherland ad from the 1910s tried to adopt their product to the new bobbed hairstyles of the time.
The box packaging for a bottle of the Seven Sutherland Sisters Hair Fertilizer.