Triumphal Arch for the Reception of General Washington

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A triumphal arch is a structure in the shape of a monumental archway, in theory built to celebrate a victory in war, actually used to celebrate a ruler. This specific Triumphal Arch was erected near Philadelphia for the reception of General Washington, April 20, 1789.


Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 10) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)


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