This product was originated by Fletcher Sutherland around 1886. His seven daughters had been a circus-like attraction since about 1882. After introducing the product he used them to promote it. Harry Bailey registered a label for the product in 1886. At that time he mentioned that the product was composed of "borax, salt, quinine, cantharides, bay rum, glycerine, rose water, alcohol, and soap." I've found advertisements for the product from 1886 until 1931.
In 1893, the Pharmaceutical Era examined the Hair Grower and found it to contain about 56% water of witch hazel, 44% bay rum, and small amounts of salt, hydrochloric acid, and magnesia q.s. They determined that the hydrochloric acid was only to get rid of the yellowish color produced by the agitation of the Bay Rum, Witch Hazel, and Magnesia. It was added with the salt after the mixture was filtered.
Seven Sutherland Sisters Hair Grower (1)
Rectangular, 6 1/2", Prescription, 4, BIM, Clear, SUTHERLAND SISTERS / SEVEN SUTHERLAND SISTERS HAIR GROWER / NEW YORK