Veep Announcement

  • TheCrowdWaits  Senator Obama announced his selection for VP running mate, Joe Biden, via early a.m. text message on August 23, 2008. The two appeared together later that same day in Springfield, Illinois at the Old State Capitol. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

    1 Senator Obama announced his selection for VP running mate, Joe Biden, via early a.m. text message on August 23, 2008. The two appeared together later that same day in Springfield, Illinois at the Old State Capitol. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

  • SherryIsScreened  King's Dream editor Sherry Hutson enters the Veep announcement grounds after being screened by security. Photo by Lynn Lyons.

    2 King's Dream editor Sherry Hutson enters the Veep announcement grounds after being screened by security. Photo by Lynn Lyons.

  • MayorDavlin  Former Springfield mayor Tim Davlin welcomes Senators Obama and Biden to the city. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

    3 Former Springfield mayor Tim Davlin welcomes Senators Obama and Biden to the city. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

  • Emcee  Friend of the editors, Michael Cheney is shown (in sunglasses at right) in front of the media platform opposite the speaker's podium. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

    4 Friend of the editors, Michael Cheney is shown (in sunglasses at right) in front of the media platform opposite the speaker's podium. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

  • obamaGirls  It was a wicked hot day at the Veep announcement. The editors (Sherry at right, Lynn at left) made their own "Obama-Biden Fans" to help beat the heat. Photo by Michael Cheney.

    5 It was a wicked hot day at the Veep announcement. The editors (Sherry at right, Lynn at left) made their own "Obama-Biden Fans" to help beat the heat. Photo by Michael Cheney.

  • SenatorDurbin  Illinois Senator Dick Durbin waves to the crowd from the media platform. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

    6 Illinois Senator Dick Durbin waves to the crowd from the media platform. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

  • Richard  Journalist Richard Wolffe on the media platform. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

    7 Journalist Richard Wolffe on the media platform. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

  • ObamaAndSS  Senator Obama speaks to the crowd as security watches from the top of the Old State Capitol. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

    8 Senator Obama speaks to the crowd as security watches from the top of the Old State Capitol. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

  • ObamaIntrosBiden  Senator Obama introduces his choice for Vice President, Joe Biden. Photo by Lynn Lyons.

    9 Senator Obama introduces his choice for Vice President, Joe Biden. Photo by Lynn Lyons.

  • BidenSpeaks  Senator Joe Biden speaks to the crowd as Senator Obama listens. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

    10 Senator Joe Biden speaks to the crowd as Senator Obama listens. Photo by Sherry Hutson.

  • BidenAndDrJill  Senator Biden welcomes his wife Dr. Jill Biden to the podium at the end of his remarks. Photo by Lynn Lyons.

    11 Senator Biden welcomes his wife Dr. Jill Biden to the podium at the end of his remarks. Photo by Lynn Lyons.

  • BidenInCrowd  Senator Biden greets the crowd after his remarks. Photo by Lynn Lyons.

    12 Senator Biden greets the crowd after his remarks. Photo by Lynn Lyons.

  • ObamaInCrowd  Senator Obama greets the crowd after his remarks. Photo by Lynn Lyons.

    13 Senator Obama greets the crowd after his remarks. Photo by Lynn Lyons.

  • LynnInTheCrowd  King's Dream editor Lynn Lyons near the speaker's podium at the end of the event. Photo by an anonymous person in the crowd.

    14 King's Dream editor Lynn Lyons near the speaker's podium at the end of the event. Photo by an anonymous person in the crowd.