This is a black and white photo of the original rug, hooked circa 1910.
This a motto rug with the saying " A GALLANT SHIP PUTS OUT TO SEA ALAS! MY HEART GOES WITH IT", shows the sorrow the loved ones feel when their loved one goes out to sea. The ship glides above the waves, on the sea, as it flies the American flag, beneath a starry sky.
Photo: America Hurrah Archives