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The First Woman To Use Her Face to Sell Her Product Had a Lot of Helpful Men Write to Her About It

Lydia Pinkham lived a million lives, and her career as a medicinal entrepreneur didn’t even start until she was 56. Her special juice for soothing a jumpy uterus was well-known by local women in her hometown of Lynn, MA, and in 1875 she decided to try pushing her “Vegetable Compound” on the public.