I don’t know if this image was supposed to be tongue-in-cheek about the phoniness of wrapping oneself in the flag. For those not familiar with American idioms, it is meant to express the idea of someone pretending to be highly patriotic for political gain. The date is not known, but the photo was shot in Utah.
Not all images collected by RJ are from the Bettmann collection. This one comes from a collections called RubberBall.