Thursday, July 13, 2017

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

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BISMARCK GARDEN RESTAURANT - EVANSTON AVE AT GRACE AND HALSTED - TINTED - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLACKSTONE THEATRE - 60 E BALBO DRIVE - TINTED - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - MISS IPANA DENTAL CHARM GIRL - BRISTOL-MYERS COMPANY - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE VIEW - 5 BUILDINGS NAMED - PEOPLES GAS - LAKE VIEW - ILLINOIS ATHLETIC CLUB - MONROE - UNIVERSITY CLUB - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW PRINCESS THEATRE - CLARK NEAR JACKSON - CROWD IN FRONT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL LOOKING NE - BIG FLAG DISPLAYS - STREETCARS - CROWDS - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - ELEVATED LOOKING N FROM MADISON - CALLED NOON HOUR - HUGE CROWDS AND TRAFFIC - TINTED - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - ELEVATED LOOKING N FROM MADISON NEAR BOSTON STORE - MULTI-UNIT TRAMS - CROWDS - ONLY HALF OF FIELDS NEW BUILDING - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - ELEVATED LOOKING N FROM VAN BUREN - STREETCARS CROWDS - NOTE PEOPLE RIDING HORSES ON RIGHT SIDE - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET BY NIGHT - FAKE NIGHT - ELEVATED - TINTED - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - VIEW FROM MIDWAY PLAISANCE - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WILLYS CAR DISPLAY AT CHICAGO AUTO SHOW - 1955


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH WATER STREET FREIGHT DEPOT WITH BOX CARS - FORMER PAPST BLUE RIBBON SIGN - 1943


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS STEEL WORKS - SOUTH CHICAGO - ELEVATED VIEW - LATER BECAME US STEEL SOUTH WORKS - c1900


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED TRAIN - STOCK YARDS - MID-1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - AUDITORIUM THEATRE AND ANNEX - SEEN FROM GRANT PARK LOOKING W - TINTED - DATE UNKNOWN BUT OPENED IN 1889


PACKAGE - CHICAGO - SALERNO SUGARED JINGLES - ORIGINAL PACKAGE - CAME OUT NOV 1952 - THIS BOX IS MARKED 1954


FLYER - CHICAGO - HIGH-LOW FOOD STORES FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 75TH AND 79TH STREET STORES LISTED - NOTE WAGONS - MAY 11 1952


FLYER - CHICAGO - HIGH-LOW FOOD STORES FROM CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 75TH AND 79TH STREET STORES LISTED - NOTE WAGONS - DEC 9 1954


Thursday, May 11, 2017

PHOTO - CHICAGO - VIEW FROM CHICAGO RIVER SIDE OF MERCHANDISE MART - LOOKING S E - NOTE ELEVATED TRAIN - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING S FROM RANDOLPH - CROWDS - STREETCARS - FIELDS BUILDING COMPLETE - COLUMBUS BUILDING BEHIND - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - AERIAL - BIG CROWD - TRAMS - CARRIAGES - EARLY 1900s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MONROE LOOKING SW TOWARDS MICHIGAN - ART INSTITUTE AND GOODMAN THEATRE - WINTER - TWIN COACH BUS - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK AND SURROUNDINGS - AERIAL LOOKING S - ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRACKS BEFORE COVERING - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - UNDER CONSTRUCTION - EARLY 1890s - SOUTH PART READY FOR 1893 WORLD'S FAIR


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CARS LINED-UP DURING GAS DRIVERS' STRIKE - HANDSOME UNKNOWN STREET - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - HOTELS ALONG MICHIGAN AVE IN BACKGROUND - 1967 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


MUG - CHICAGO - WHITE CASTLE HAMBURGERS - c1960


BADGE - CHICAGO - SCHOOL SAFETY PATROL - SERVICE AWARD - CHICAGO MOTOR CLUB


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL LASALLE - LASALLE AND MADISON - AERIAL - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE SHORE DRIVE N - AERIAL FROM DRAKE HOTEL - SHOWS MANSIONS - PLANE DRAWN IN - PART OF WORLD'S FAIR SERIES - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING NW FROM S OF ART INSTITUTE - DOUBLE-DECKER BUS CARS - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE N - AERIAL - TINTED - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - AERIAL LOOKING S E - HEAVY TRAFFIC AND CROWDS - CARSONS - PART OF WORLD FAIR SERIES - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND WASHINGTON - LOOKING N E - BIG CROWDS - MARSHALL FIELD CLOCK - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND WASHINGTON - LOOKING S E - BIG CROWDS - DOUBLE-DECK BUSES NOTE STREET CLOCKS - TINTED - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM ADAMS - RENOIR-LIKE TWO WOMEN AND A LITTLE GIRL - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM VAN BUREN - SIGNS - STREETCARS - WAGONS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STEVENS HOTEL - SEVENTH STREET ENTRANCE - COUPLE ARRIVING OR LEAVING - 1930s


Saturday, September 10, 2016

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE FURNITURE MART - TINTED - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BLACKSTONE HOTEL - STREET VIEW - TINTED - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE - N OF JACKSON - AERIAL - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN ROAD AND COLUMBIA - NE CORNER - BEAUTIFUL APARTMENTS - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PLAISANCE HOTEL - 1545 E 60TH - ON THE MIDWAY AT JACKSON PARK - ART DECO FRAME - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PAINTING OF CHICAGO IN 1831 - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY - MCCLINTOCK CAMPUS - ABBOTT HALL - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW BISMARCK HOTEL - RANDOLPH - OPENED 1926


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - N MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM NEAR BRIDGE - TRIBUNE TOWER - WRIGLEY - MID 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN BLVD - LOOKING NW FROM INSIDE GRANT PARK - TINTED - 1917