Unknown & Uncredited Images

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The following images are potential Morrissey influences, may have been cited or used by him, but have unknown models, artists, photographers etc. If you can identify any - it would really help the Wiki.


Image used as a backdrop in 2012 (source). From an anonymous person:
I found the backdrop online, if anyone was wondering about that. It doesn't say who they are though, and I googled a bit and all I can find about who they are is 'unknown' so there you go. I guess nobody knows.
Affectionate Musicians
From the Google Historical-Pictorial group, contributed by member "osvaldo".
http://www.flickr.com/photos/13077014@N06/2380893097/ https://www.morrissey-solo.com/media/affectionate-musicians.3885/

Belfast Teenagers
2013 tour backdrop during Smiler With Knife. From:
Valued exposure: Fashion
Teenagers wearing cropped trousers known as 'parallels', in the ruins of Smithfield Market in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 4 June 1974.
Photo by Frank Tewkesbury/Evening Standard/Getty Images https://www.morrissey-solo.com/threads/brooklyn-ny-brooklyn-academy-of-music-jan-11-2013-post-show.126666/

Unknown sailor (suggested to be Robert Austin Atherton Jr.), used circa 2009 as a backdrop.
Forum discussion from around that time regarding said.
Morrissey mimicked the image in a press photo.

Sailors in their dress blues on liberty, 42nd Street, New York City, 1957. Photo by Frank Paulin (source). Used as a backdrop in 2014 (displayed during Yes, I Am Blind). The theater marquee features The Strange One, a film Morrissey mentioned in Autobiography.

Pictures of Daily Life in Los Angeles in the 1940s Taken by Max Yavno (source).
Used as a backdrop in (Australia) 2011 & (Australia & Germany) 2014.

"Rise Up!"
Used as a 2017 backdrop.
Limited information.
Thought to be from (or first used by): http://www.theblackbailout.com/ (now defunct)

Bullfighter still.

Some uncertainty remains surrounding the bull fighter pictured. Thought to initially be Álvaro Múnera ("El Pilarico") and then to be Francisco Javier Sánchez Vara.
Used as part of a bullfighting video montage ending with this still from 2017 onwards.

Uncredited war time picture used as a backdrop in 2019.

Uncredited picture used as a backdrop in 2017.

"Mafia" image used as a backdrop (during Let Me Kiss You) in 2017. Photography attributed to Chanchal Jabbal (2013) aka "Jabs"/"JabsInc" and models unknown:

Unknown flamenco dancer, identified by Famous when dead.

Stock photo used as a backdrop in 2022

Detail of a photo titled "Northern soul dancers, mid-1970s" from the gallery "Doc Marten turns 50" (Chronicle Live) used as a drum head in 2014 and also seen in the Kiss Me A Lot video. The photo also appears on an article on Northern Soul - Underground England.

A crop of this image was used on the 2015 Morrissey crew t-shirt:

A video still of a policeman punching an unarmed man in Vallejo, California (March, 2017) was used with the caption 'Who will protect us from the police?` as an official t-shirt. The NME highlighted this shirt in September, 2017.

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