The Instagram account will be managed by RNS’s social media team, with the assistance of PHS staff.

PHS Executive Director Nancy J. Taylor, who led the NEH digitization project, looks forward to more people learning about the historic RNS photos through the new social media feed.

“Images bring an immediacy to history that is very powerful. Viewers will have the opportunity to see this post-World War II era in new ways, and we’re excited to team with Religion News Service to make that possible,” said Taylor.

A gas station in Los Angeles in 1955.

Fortunately for fans of history, an Instagram account is not required to explore the Religious News Service Photograph Collection. PHS staff have shared highlights from the digitization project, written about compelling photographs from the collection and talked about the importance of the images.

Visit the Religious News Service Photographs digital collection in Pearl.