This beautiful young woman posed for E. Gillis about 1888 - 1891 in Lawton, Mich. She is dressed in a white dress, most likely off-white or cream and I believe the dress may have a bustle so the 1880's date would work. Her dress is high necked with tight fitted bodice and has matching ribbons down the front of the skirt. The sleeves are of great interest to me as I don't believe I have ever seen anything quite like them - notice the odd loops near her wrist which appear to be holding flowers and then the sleeves extend down to the hands into mitts. She is holding what appears to be a white puffy fan or perhaps a purse?
This cabinet card has a thick gilt border with a beautiful scallop design on the edges. I was unable to find any information on the photographer, E. Gillis.