Two more CDVs from my collection today, and both featuring headdresses. The first is a lady photographed by John Lancaster, Birkenhead. This would date the photo between 1865 - 1877. I particularly like the large ribbons flying away at the back.
This CDV is by E. Gregoson of Halifax and Blackpool which dates it slightly later (1870-1887). I adore her outfit particularly the fabric of the dress and wish we could see what colour it was. I'm not so sure about the sheer volume of flowers upon her head though :D