This Cartes de Visite of a young woman was taken by photographer, Henry Cooper, of 17 The Drapery, Northampton (England), most likely in the 1870's. It appears her name was Victoria Carte and I would assume she was well-known but I have not been able to find out anything about her. I did however, find this article about the photographer published by the Northampton Chronicle & Echo:
Published on Monday 15 September 2003
AVID historians will have a chance to trace the evolution the Northamptonshire when prints by one of the oldest photography businesses in England go on display in the town.
A collection of rare and unique photographs taken by three generations of the Cooper family, who have been based in Northampton since 1866, will be exhibited and sold for the first time in October.
The established business was run by Henry Cooper Senior, followed by his children Henry Cooper Junior and Nellie Cooper, and his son Eric Cooper, until he retired in 1990.
Gary Shaeffer, Popperfoto’s marketing director said: “The exhibition includes a number of evocative images of the county’s magnificent countryside and photographs of sights and sites either long-gone or barely recognizable today."
The public will have an opportunity to purchase photographs either as archival digital printsm on acid-free fine art paper, or as fibre-based limited edition prints.
Bob Thomas, chairman of Popperfoto, said: “The Cooper archive is one of the most fascinating collections that we have acquired in recent times.”
The Cooper Collection can be seen free of charge on Saturday October 4 and Sunday October 5 between 12pm and 4pm, and between 10am and 4pm from October 6 until January 2.