I am trying to ascertain the date of the photo below.
The photograph is a cabinet card, taken in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, by photographer FM Turner. There are no markings on the back of the card.
Dimensions: 6.5" x 4.25"
Cardstock is smooth on front and back
Lettering is gold
Border is embossed
According to wikipedia, Cabinet cards were most popular in the 1880s.
My research shows the photographer, FM Turner, in Tuscaloosa in the 1880 Census.
I'm hoping someone can help narrow down the timeframe based on the clothing, hair, or some other detail. Some details that might mean something to someone: ruffled collar, bow at neck in different fabric, pin at neck, style or placement of bow in hair.
I have looked through Joan Severa's Dressed for the Photographer, but have seen no examples with this style of ruffled collar.
I'm hoping that the photograph is of Amanda H Davis, who was born in 1861. Understanding the date of the photograph will help rule her in or rule her out.