No relation to myself - just a picture I found on line - maybe Shorpy.com?
Check Shorpy out if you never have see it. It's an antique photo website where people post their antique and vintage photos and earlier (Calotypes, etc.). I particularly like the Detroit Picture Co street scenes from the turn of the 20th Century. Check out the San Francisco earthquake photos - incredible!.
McGiever that was hilarious. I'd imagine telling stories or reading the good book or maybe a violin, piano or guitar went a long way back then. piano's weren't as common but people who had them didn't use them as decoration. They used to sit around and sing songs.