Historical Photos of Lord of the Rings Characters

Lost Books
3 min readAug 27, 2022

Many people believe that Tolkien didn’t just make up the Lord of the Rings, but that he actually based it on evidence he found in some old books tucked away in a secret basement vault at Oxford.

Evidence for this theory has been slim, until now. We were granted several photographs from an anonymous source, which appear to bear a striking uncanny resemblance to the characters in this popular book.

Could the theory be true? That Tolkien actually copied his story from a little known historical event that happened in the…