Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center
Alfred Mathews was an artist who traveled to Montana on a river steamboat up the Missouri River to Fort Benton. He proceeded up river from Fort Benton to the Three Forks, sketching scenes as he went. He returned back east with his drawings and assembled them into a portfolio of lithographs which he sold for $18.00 each in 1868. Each of the scenes has a brief written account of the general area and contains some natural history information.
Mathews, A.E. 1868. Pencil sketches of Montana...31 lithographic plates. New York. published by the author. 95 pp. [This document is available at the Montana Historical Society Library in Helena]