my aunt brought an old photo album to my parents last weekend. it had many black and white photos of her and her family. Many were warm-toned, though I dont know if it was a chemical toner, warm-toned paper, or browning from the aging paper. Some of them were quite stunning, though small. most were only a few inches across. I would have liked to print them larger, but alas there were no negatives to work from. When asked, my aunt said she doesnt remember ever seeing the negaives. So this led me to wonder if years ago it was common practice to only receive prints and no negatives.