Wednesday, June 1, 2016

ABOUT JOHN CHUCKMAN

John Chuckman is former chief economist for a large Canadian oil company. He has many interests and is a lifelong student of history. He writes with a passionate desire for honesty, the rule of reason, and concern for human decency. John regards it as a badge of honor to have left the United States as a poor young man from the South Side of Chicago when the country embarked on the pointless murder of something like 3 million Vietnamese in their own land because they embraced the wrong economic loyalties. He lives in Canada, which he is fond of calling “the peaceable kingdom.”

John’s writing appears regularly on many Internet sites. He has been translated into at least ten languages and has been regularly translated into Italian and Spanish. Several of his essays have been published in book collections, including two college texts. He has published a book, The Decline of the American Empire and the Rise of China as a Global Power, published by Constable and Robinson, London. John also writes book reviews.

Apart from his writing since retiring from the oil industry, John has taught university courses in economics, done a good deal of private tutoring, served as a professional newspaper restaurant reviewer (he likes cooking), followed his favorite hobby of photography, and created a popular family of image blogs on the Internet.

John may be reached directly at:  formersouthsideboy@gmail.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:


CHUCKMAN'S PORT STANLEY
    http://chuckmanportstanley.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S MONTREAL
     http://chuckmanmontreal.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S ILES DE LA MADELEINE (MAGDALEN ISLANDS)
     http://chuckmanmagdalenislands.wordpress.com/
CHUCKMAN'S GODERICH
CHUCKMAN PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA (SELECTED POSTCARDS AND RESTAURANT ITEMS)
 CHUCKMAN’S PLACES ON WORDPRESS
 CHUCKMAN’S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: TORONTO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABLIA
 CHUCKMAN' S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950s VOL.1/4
 CHUCKMAN’S ROBOTS
 CHUCKMAN’S ART
 CHUCKMAN’S GALLERY OF GROTESQUES
 CHUCKMAN’S CARTOON COMMENTS   
 CHUCKMAN'S MISCELLANEA OF WORDS
CHUCKMAN'S COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD PRESS
CHUCKMAN'S POLITICAL ESSAYS


ME, ROUGHLY: THE DECLINE IS RAPID NOW

Sunday, May 1, 2016

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOMAN'S TEMPLE - LASALLE AND MONROE - AERIAL - WOMEN'S CHRISTIAN TEMPERANCE UNION - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRIBUNE TOWER - MICHIGAN AVE - NOTE THE AWNINGS - TINTED - PART OF A SERIES FOR WORLD'S FAIR 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST BRIDE CHURCH - 7801 S COLES - NOTE WINDSOR PARK - TINTED - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - CONCERT GARDEN - RESEMBLES A RENIOIR - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK WOODS CEMETERY - CREMATORIUM AND CHAPEL - 67TH AND GREENWOOD - TINTED - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK AND MICHIGAN AVE - AERIAL PANORAMA - BROOKINS IN HIS BIPLANE - BIG CROWD BELOW - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1910s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ST BRIDE SCHOOL - GRADUATING CLASS OF 1960 - EDITED FROM 1960 CLASS REUNION SITE


Monday, April 11, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - LOWER STRUCTURE - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER AND DATE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BREEVORT HOTEL - MURAL ROOM RESTAURANT - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CAFE BRISTOL - 6319 S HALSTED - PRIDE OF ENGLEWOOD - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEARBORN STATION - WITH PIGEON-COOP TOWER - AERIAL - CARRIAGES - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FEDERAL BUILDING AND POST OFFICE - CLARK ADAMS DEARBORN AND JACKSON - AERIAL - TRAFFIC - TINTED PART OF A SERIES FOR WORLD'S FAIR - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HARTMAN FURNITURE AND CARPET COMPANY - LET HARTMAN FEATHER YOUR NEST - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL - THE COFFEE ROOM - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - AUTUMN - RESEMBLES AN HENRI ROUSSEAU - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - LAKE DRIVE - MANY PEOPLE SITTING - TINTED SLIGHTLY - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM NEAR TRIBUNE TOWER - 1958


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN BOULEVARD BRIDGE - FROM WHERE EQUITABLE BUILDING IS NOW - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PALMER HOUSE HOTEL - AERIAL - LOOKING N ON STATE - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - REMIEN AND KUHMERCHICAGO WALLPAPERS - CROWN COMBINATION NO X413 SUGGESTION - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - CALLED EXPOSITION - SCENIC RAILWAY - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - ROSCOE AND WESTERN - WATER BUG RIDE - RIDES - PICNIC GROVES - PARKING - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE - FROM NAVY PIER - FERRY TIED UP - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE - LOOKING SE FROM NEAR NORTH SIDE - c1965


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - MARSHALL FIELD AND MASONIC TEMPLE - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE SWEDISH TERCENTENARY ART EXHIBITION - 1938


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOMEN STANDING NEAR FOUNTAIN IN PARK - 1910s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7500 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - ENTRANCE AREA - EDITED FROM A REAL ESTATE SALES IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7500 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - COURTYARD - EDITED FROM A REAL ESTATE SALES IMAGE


Thursday, March 31, 2016

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WLS LISTENER RESPONSE CARD - THE SEARS ROEBUCK STATION - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE AMERICAN FURNITURE MART - 666 LAKE SHORE - SEEN FROM LAKE - THEN SAID TO BE LARGEST STRUCTURE IN THE WORLD - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SWIFT AND COMPANY - GENERAL OFFICE - AERIAL - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - BASCULE BRIDGE - STREETCAR - A FEW PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - ITS FIRST VERSION - AERIAL - BUSY STREET - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE - 153 INSTITUTE PLACE - ORIGINAL BUILDING 1889 - LATER BECAME DORMATORY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM ART INSTITUTE - PEOPLE AT ENTRANCE - TINTED - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MEDINAH TEMPLE - LARGEST MEMBERSHIP IN COUNTRY - AUDITORIUM HOLDS NEARLY 5000 - FAMOUS ORGAN - 1925


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MCCORMICK BUILDING - 332 S MICHIGAN - SITE OF FORMER VICTORIA HOTEL - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MASONIC TEMPLE BUILDING - N E CORNER STATE AND RANDOLPH - THEN TALLEST IN THE CITY - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MASONIC TEMPLE BUILDING - N E CORNER STATE AND RANDOLPH - AERIAL - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARY THOMPSON HOSPITAL - ADAMS AND PAULINA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - THE WALNUT ROOM - 1943


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LITTLE JACK'S RESTAURANT AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 4 IMAGES AND LOGO - 3 GENERATIONS


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LASALLE STREET STATION - PANORAMA - ELEVATED - TRAIN SHEDS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - INTAKE BRIDGE - PEOPLE ROWING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - INTERNATIONAL RAILROAD FAIR - CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO - DINING CAR RESTAURANT - THEY EVEN TOOK RESERVATIONS - 1949


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENRAL DEPOT - 12TH STREET - AERIAL PANORAMA WITH LAKE AND TRAINS - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL PLANTERS AND COLUMBIA THEATRE - LATER CLARK - 11 N CLARK - BURLESQUE - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL MAJESTIC - QUINCY AT STATE - INSET OF GARAGE