• Macabi Commissioning party: cutting the cake

    Uniformed officers and crewmen of the USS "Macabi," along with female guests, stand in a large semi-circle on the dance floor of the Silver Lake Hotel as one of the officers cuts a sheet cake with his…

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  • U.S.S. Lagarto commissioning party invitation

    Fashioned from a light blue 9”x 12” sheet of heavy stock paper folded to form four pages, this invitation to the commissioning party for the U.S.S. "Lagarto" (SS-371) features a colored image of the s…

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  • Macabi party at Silver Lake Hotel

    In a side view taken from one end of the bar, uniformed sailors from the USS Macabi, several with drinks in hand, crowd around the bar at Martin Ouker's Silver Lake Hotel during the Macabi's commissio…

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  • Invitation to wedding dance at Silver Lake Hotel

    An invitation to a September 1, 1945 wedding dance at the Silver Lake Hotel in honor of Sally Pekulik and Harry Walters is printed on a 3.25" x 5" penny postcard that was postmarked August 26, 1945. T…

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