Wednesday, July 13, 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

PHOTO - CHICAGO - AUTO SHOW 1963 - MODEL DRESSED FOR THE PROM WITH BUICK


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS ANDERSONVILLE 1965 - QUITE THE RETINUE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO LAKEFRONT FESTIVAL QUEEN - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CSL BROADWAY LINE STREETCAR - UNKNOWN LOCATION - PASSENGERS ON ISLAND - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CSL STREETCAR - BELMOST CENTRAL LINE - UNKNOWN LOCATION - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DIVERSEY BEACH - PEOPLE DIVING FROM DOCK - 1929 - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON THE CHRON SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NORTH AND NARRAGANSETT - CTA TROLLEY BUS - LATE 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - PILE-UP STUNT - NOTE BOYS AT ONE END AND GIRLS AT THE OTHER - 1929 - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON CHRON SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - TWO WOMEN DOING STUNT - 1929 - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON THE CHRON SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ROGERS PARK BEACH - WOMAN ON PARALLEL BARS - 1929 - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON CHRON SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SHAKESPEARE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - SHAKESPEARE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 1110 E 46TH


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SHORE THEATER - 2507 E 75TH - HALFWAY BETWEEN KINGSTON AND ESSEX - OPENED IN 1927 - 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL FROM ELEVATED - LOOKING S - CHRISTMAS SEASON - STREETCARS AND BUS - LATE 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN BEACH - COUPLE DOING HEADSTANDS - CROWD - 1922 - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON CHRON SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN BEACH - WOMAN LYING IN SAND WITH DRESS OVER BATHING SUIT - 1929 - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON THE CHRON SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WILSON AVE BEACH - WOMAN IN SWIMSUIT AND CAP SITTING NEAR THE WATER - LOOKSLIKE HARRY ATWELL'S WORK - 1922


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALLEGEGRETTI'S RESTAURANT - 3 IMAGES - 4124 W PETERSON - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BEACH NEAR CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - CHILDREN AND WOMEN - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BROOKFIELD ZOO - GIANT PANDA - 1942


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHILDREN WITH ICE CREAM MAN - NOTE IT USES WORD GHETTO - LIKELY MAXWELL STREET - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL BLVD - TWO WOMEN WITH BABY - CARRIAGES - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRAND PACIFIC HOTEL - CORNER VIEW - TINTED - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - BAND SHELL - SKYLINE BEHIND - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - BIG CROWD - KIDS IN FOREGROUND - TINTED - 1926


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LADNER BROS - 207 W MADISON - HOME OF COHASSET PUNCH - TWO IMAGES - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE FRONT - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLISEUM - GROUND LEVEL VIEW - TINTED - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLISEUM - COLISEUM GARDEN SIGN - CEMENT SHOW - TINTED - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - FRESH AIR SANIARIUM - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - AERIAL LOOKING S FROM TRIBUNE TOWER - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - GROUND LEVEL - DRAKE HOTEL - PALMOLIVE BUILDING - 1954


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PALMER PARK FIELD HOUSE - ROSELAND - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PALOS HILLS PARK - 143RD AND ROBERTS WOODS - AERIAL VIEW WITH A TOUCH OF GRANT WOOD


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - PICNIC GROVE - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH CLARK STREET - AERIAL - SNOWY DAY - TINTED - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE CHICAGO CLUB - MICHIGAN - VICTORIA HOTEL ON RIGHT - ELEVATED IN DISTANCE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRIBUNE TOWER - SEEN FROM ACROSS RIVER - LOOKING N - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNITED OF AMERICA BUILDING - WHEN NEW - FROM RIVER - CLAD IN MARBLE - FINISHED 1962


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WACKER DRIVE - AERIAL - LOOKING E - MATHER TOWER - LONDON GUARANTEE BUILDING - TINTED - 1933


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