This is pencil sketch from the last portrait of Abraham Lincoln, taken April 9, 1865, one week before his assassination. It is from one of a series of photographs by Alexander Gardner.
That same day, generals Grant and Lee met shortly after noon, at the home of Wilmer McLean in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Grant, hastening the end of the Civil War.
Lincoln was smiling, either because of the surrender, or because he was sharpening a pencil for his son Tad.
But, is this the true last picture?
WHAT IS THE LAST KNOWN PICTURE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN ALIVE?
Don't believe everything you read.