Banners, Damsels, and Mores

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .
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This annotated photo exhibition gives you a revealing walk-thru of cultures thru how they regard their flags as exhibited as everyday artifacts, in particular as a piece of swimwear, and in particular the Anglo-Saxons. (Note to conservative readers: This site contains many photos of naked human body.)

This project is in progress. New photos are added few times a year. As of , it has 618 photos. If you have quality photos to contribute, full credit will be given.

Flag-Adorned Chicks

Flag Waving American Media

Corporate America

US Federal Government, State Governments, and big corporations, don't hesitate to use the Red-White-Blue theme, because Americans love it.

We the People

Here, you'll find the love of the stars'n'stripes as exhibited by your neighborhood Joe and Jane.

Starry Americana

Look around. There are star-spangled things all around you.

Women's Apparels

USA flag decorated women's apparels include swimwear, panties, shoes (flip-flops, heels, sandals, boots,…), purses, sweaters, dresses, gowns, skirts, hot pants, leather jackets, ear rings, hair pins, brooch… and there are even toe-nails so painted. You can often find them in photos of women's magazines, mail-order magazines, and stores, especially around summer because of July 4th. Often, you'll also find Union-Jack decorated ones.

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Swim-wear ads.

Star-Spangled Porn

Before i started this project, i'm well aware that there are a lot photos of models wearing USA flag swimsuits, and it always projected a free-spirit image to me. What i did not know is the degree of this infatuation. Since i started this photo collection, i found out, there are in fact a sub-genre of pornography of pussies adjacent to the Red-White-Blue theme. I've collected over a hundred of such photo sets from the web. The following is but a short sample.

Elitist porn:

and then plebeian porn

more star adorned stark pussies

United Kingdom Union Jack

Other Worldly Affairs

Flag adorned fashion and pop is predominantly a culture of UK and USA. Then, some Western states. Though, they almost don't exist for Asian countries. For most Asian nations, wearing flags is usually a crime and can arose angry mobs.

Vexillology of Babes at World Cup 2002

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Vexillology of Babes at World Cup 2002

Vexillology of World Cup 2006

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While you are browsing this site, please enjoy these beautiful performances of the Star Spangled Anthem:

Jimi Hendrix ♪ Star-Spangled Banner
Marvin Gaye ♪ Star-Spangled Banner
Tiffany Bennington ♪ Star-Spangled Banner
US National Anthem

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

Chorus
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In full glory reflected now shines in the stream

Chorus
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion,
A home and a country should leave us no more!
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight and the gloom of the grave

Chorus
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Bles't with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”

Chorus
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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