The portfolio, measuring 10 in. x 16, is titled in pencil on the ffep: "Wind Mill Point." Then follows the signature, "A. W. Sangster, Buffalo N. Y." and the date 1879. One drawing is entitled "Buffalo River" and a few others have the notation "W. C. Oct" or "W. C. July," presumably in Sangster's hand. The studies are of trees, rivers, lake, rocks, windmills and farm houses. Although unsigned, these sketches are unmistakably Sangster's. There is evidence that approximately 28 leaves have been detached from the portfolio. Quarter-bound in leather over decorated boards. The leather spine is missing and the cover joints are weak, but the drawings are in fine condition. Amos W. Sangster (1833-1904) was a Canadian-American artist, painter, engraver, and inventor. He is primarily remembered for his collection of one hundred fifty-three original depicting scenes along the Niagara River, later published under the general title of "Niagara River and Falls from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario." Most of Sangster's art is scenes either along the Niagara River or the Lake Erie shoreline, close to the mouth of the river. His original art constitutes a valuable artistic and historic record of the landscape as it was over one hundred thirty years ago.