Triumphal Arch for the Reception of General Washington
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.
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Benson John Lossing, ed. Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (vol. 10) (New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1912)