Sometime in the early 1940s a pair of scrapbooks were anonymously donated to the Maine State Library. They contained postcards published in Germany during World War I or as it was known then the European War, 1914-1918. There are close to 500 individual postcards in the collection: some are reproductions of photographs: others water colored or pen and ink drawings of battles scenes.
In 2017, in preparation for the Centennial of the entry of the United States into the War the library recruited a volunteer, Heide Munro, to help with the collection. Munro, a native German speaker translated the text from a selection of the postcards. Those examples were digitized and made available here.
The entire collection is housed at the Maine State Library and can be viewed by appointment with the reference desk.