President Reagan, Mayor Weizsäcker, and Chancellor Schmidt at Checkpoint
In this photograph, taken by official White House photographer Mary Anne Fackelman on June 11, 1982, President Ronald Reagan stands with Mayor Richard von Weizsäcker of West Berlin (left) and West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt (right) beside Checkpoint Charlie in West Berlin. During the Cold War (1947-1991), Checkpoint Charile was the most well-known border-crossing point where one could cross the concrete Berlin Wall that ran between communist East Berlin and democratic West Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Its nickname derived from the NATO phonetic alphabet; Checkpoint Charlie was the third checkpoint opened by the Allies, following Alpha and Bravo.
This photograph is part of a collection belonging to former White House Executive Chef Henry Haller. Haller served as executive chef at the White House from 1966-1987.