This photo has been identified in the Mearns Family Album as Emma Chandler (Updated to Chandlee). She is dressed in simple late 1880s style and has her hair drawn back in a bun that is just barely peeking out. She has a lovely ruff of lace on her collar and what looks like a brooch. Directly above her in the album is the following photo:
I certainly hope this photo does not do him justice, because this man looks stern and unhappy! Hopefully when he smiles his expression is softer. I assume this is Mr. Chandler (Updated to Chandlee) although it wasn’t identified. I make this deduction because both photos were made by the same photographer:
Emma’s photo was number 20514 and Mr Chandler was 20515. Most certainly during the same session! Several family members have been photographed by Fritz of New Jersey.
UPDATE: Iggy found that their surname is Chandlee. Check the comments for interesting information concerning how Emma Chandlee is related to the Mearns family.