This is a CdV from the 1870s or so. This lady has some really interesting hair going on, doesn’t she? I’m not very good with hairstyles, though if I really look I can find some information about them. Let me just say that you will never find me at a Victorian event with this particular hair style. The hair in front is crimped – you can tell because the waves are even across the head. Crimping became popular and stayed for quite a while into the 1880s, I believe.
She also has some ornate chandelier style earrings. The French hook was used in this time period, as the ball and stud were not developed until the 20th century.
She has very deep eyes, which give the photo a lot of depth and detail. Makes me wonder if here eyes were deep due to genetics (a la Sir Paul McCartney) or from illness.