I think that is Cupid, and it looks like his job is done.
My mother in law always had Mistletoe above her kitchen door. Good way for the cooks to get a kiss.
It would be interesting to read the 1897 Holiday Supplement and see if traditions have changed. I would think in 1897 you would be getting more European influence and songs sung in different languages.
l.e. on 25th December 2014 @ 8:26am
Traditional ebelskivers for breakfast. Grandmotherly cook deserves ongoing affection from Santa. Ho Ho Ho
Buzz on 25th December 2014 @ 11:16am
Grandma looks a little like Mrs. Doubtfire.
Jerry Larsen on 26th December 2014 @ 2:40pm