This is a photo of the original rug, hooked circa 1885.
A house sits on a lane with a gazebo to its side and a pond across the lane, with a floating, forgotten sailboat. The bare trees and the smoke, coming from the chimney, suggest it is fall or early spring. Note the small dog standing at the lane. This is all framed in an oval, striped border set in a rectangle striped border
Photo: America Hurrah Archives