I recently came across this picture of my mom, taken in 1934, and am dazzled by how well the photographer captured her youthful beauty with equipment that would be considered primitive by today's standards. I'm attempting to reverse engineer it as a Strobist exercise. It was a studio portrait, and from what I'm told, a very standard pose for that era. The catchlights indicate the photographer used two flash heads, with the one to camera left dialed down for fill. I would have thought it a very high ratio between key and fill for a delicate female subject, but I love the way result emphasizes her cheekbone. The shadows suggest the key light was only slightly higher than the subject's head. I'm a little surprised about the highlights near the model's right eye. The vignette was surely added in the darkroom by some archane method. I'd be pleased if you could add to the analysis. All in all, it's a shot I'd be proud to produce with modern equipment and Photoshop at my disposal. It proves that craftsmanship was, and still is, the major component in the success of a picture!