This is a photo of the original rug, hooked in the late 1800's.
It may have been hooked for a tavern or inn. The wonderful turkey stands on a tweed ground against a dark, striated background that changes directions. The lettering is outlined in red, and the sawtoothed border that surrounds the turkey frames it perfectly!
Image courtesy Jewett-Berdan Archives. Second image hooked by Rosemary Kircher.