Taken by photographer, Liam Murtagh, who was absolutely excellent and presumably waited patiently until he could capture a vehicle passing under the arch at just the same point as the cart in the original Lawrence photograph.
You can compare this view of the Egyptian Arch with its <a href='http://www.flickr.com/photos/nlireland/7499763628' target='_blank'>companion photo</a> taken approximately 85 years earlier as part of the Lawrence Photographic Project 1990/1991, where one thousand photographs from the Lawrence Collection in the National Library of Ireland were replicated a hundred years later by a team of volunteer photographers, thereby creating a record of the changing face of the selected locations all over Ireland.
This photo was taken probably by Robert French, chief photographer of William Lawrence Photographic Studios of Dublin. There are fragmentary posters under the arch.
From what I can make out, the furthest one has CATT... perhaps a Cattle Mart? But I can definitely make out May, and if it wasn't for a pesky outcrop of rock, we might actually have a year! Unforunately can't make sense of the other poster, as it has folded back on itself, and the one beneath it is not clear either! ☹
There are 3 children under the arch. Ethereal boy at extreme right moved twice, so we've two ghosty boys for him... Oh, and we have telegraph wires if that's a help!
You can compare this view of the Egyptian Arch with its companion photo taken approximately 85 years later as part of the Lawrence Photographic Project 1990/1991, where one thousand photographs from the Lawrence Collection in the National Library of Ireland were replicated a hundred years later by a team of volunteer photographers, thereby creating a record of the changing face of the selected locations all over Ireland.
For further information on the Lawrence Photographic Project, read all about it on our NLI Blog.
The Newry to Crossmaglen bus at Silverbridge. Ulsterbus runs a two hourly service between Newry and Crossmaglen. Winding its way through the Ring of Gullion it is one of these islands' most scenic bus routes. C) Eric Jones
Junction on the A29 at Fords Cross, Silverbridge on the Newtownhamilton to Dundalk Road. On the right is the road to Crossmaglen (B30) and on the left is the road to Newry (B30).
(C) Terry Stewart
National Border at County Bridge (C) Michael Parry The road in the foreground with the yellow dotted line at the edge is in the Republic of Ireland. The distant speed limit sign in archaic units is in the United Kingdom.
B135 Cloghoge Road
Descending down the western slopes of Slieve Gullion
The start of the descent on the Slieve Gullion Road The road descends first to a pair of hairpin bends and then doubles down the slope. Improved hill land grazings can be seen on the left.
C219 heading north towards the old A1, passing the Church of St Michael, Killeen, Co Armagh
Route Confirmation Sign on old A1 heading north, Co Armagh
Fingerpost at junction of C166 and C167 looking south along Derryloughan Road