Wednesday, April 20, 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 - VAUDEVILLE CIRCUS PERFORMER - REMBRANDT STUDIO


PHOTO - CHICAGO - VAUDEVILLE-CIRCUS PERFORMER - MARY PICKFORD HAIR - ORPHEUM STUDIO - 1910s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ADLER PLANETARIUM - PEOPLE - CARS - BUS - SNAPSHOT - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SHEDD AQUARIUM - PEOPLE WALKING TOWARDS - SNAPSHOT - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 5581-89 WINTHROP AVE - BRYN MAWR BEACH APARTMENTS - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - AERIAL LOOKING E - PART OF SECOND LARGEST CITY SERIES - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - WRIGLEY BUILDING - EXCURSION STEAMER - BOULEVARD (MICHIGAN) BRIDGE - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRAND BLVD - WASHINGTON MONUMENT - VIEW FROM WASHINGTON PARK - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HAMILTON PARK - THE WADING POOL - THE SMALL PARKS SYSTEM - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK NEW SECTION - SUNKEN GARDEN VIEWED FROM UNDER PERGOLA - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - GRANT MONUMENT - TRAFFIC - TOURIST DOUBLE-DECKER BUS - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N - TOWARDS LONDON GUARANTEE WRIGLEY AND ALLERTON - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM BRIDGE - AERIAL - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MIDWAY BOULEVARD - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - AERIAL - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - CORNER AERIAL VIEW - NOTE ROOF SIGN AND CORNER CLOCK - TINTED - 1925


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTHWESTERN PASSENGER TERMINAL - DINING ROOM - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CHICAGO CAMPUS - AERIAL - TINTED - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PALMER HOUSE HOTEL - CORNER AERIAL VIEW - STREETCAR - PARKED CARS - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PLYMOUTH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - ELDRIDGE COURT AND WABASH - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOLDIER FIELD - AERIAL - PART OF SECOND LARGEST CITY SERIES - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH WATER STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING W FROM STATE - TINTED - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST LUKE'S HOSPITAL - CARRIAGE IN FRONT - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE NORMAN HOTEL - WILSON AT BEACON - SELECT RESIDENTIAL HOTEL - c1930


MENU - CHICAGO - MAURICE'S RESTAURANT - 1937


MENU - CHICAGO - PICCANINNY BARBECUE RESTAURANT - MADISON AT HAMLIN – HARLEM AT NORTH - BACK - c1930


MENU - CHICAGO - PICCANINNY BARBECUE RESTAURANT - MADISON AT HAMLIN – HARLEM AT NORTH - COVER - c1930


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WILLIAM TELL RESTAURANT - 5709 W NORTH - HOUSE OF FINE STEAKS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THOMPSON'S 16 CLUB - 123 N CRAWFORD - DINE AND DANCE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE MARQUETTE CIGAR SHOP AND SODA FOUNTAIN - 140 S DEARBORN


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - THE HUDDLE COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 8751 S STATE - PIANO ORGAN MUSIC


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - PETER PAN - CHICAGO'S FINEST SNACK SHOPS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - KAPPY'S RESTAURANT - 503 W MADISON - ACROSS FROM NORTHWESTERN STATION


Tuesday, February 23, 2016

PAINTING - MARSHALL FIELD'S THE CLOCK MENDER - NORMAN ROCKWELL - CHICAGO HISTORY MUSEUM - 1945


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - STEAMER THEODORE ROOSEVELT DELIVERING PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE LAKE TO WAITING BUSES - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AUTO SHOW - GOGO-BOOTED MODEL - SNAPSHOT - c1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CROWDED STREET IMAGE - ONE OF THE NATIONAL POLITICAL CONVENTIONS - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - WOMEN WAITING NEAR BOAT PIER - SNAPSHOT - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - BIG WAVES - SNAPSHOT - 1917


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKESHORE DRIVE - SNOWY DAY - SERIOUS CAR CRASH - ALMOST SURREALISTIC IMAGE - 1947


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAWRENCE AND PAULINA - EASTGATE LIQUOR STORE - SNAPSHOT -1977


PHOTO - CHICAGO - N MICHIGAN AVE - WOMAN IN HAT WALKING - SNAPSOT - 1946


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY - S KEDZIE - NEW PLANT - TOWER IS HUGE STORAGE BINS - 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PALMER HOUSE - OHIO DELEGATION DINNER - DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION - 1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH - THEN NOT CALLED THAT - FROM 75TH LOOKING TOWARDS NICHOLS PRIVATE BEACH - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - ARTICULATED BUSES IN FRONT OF MARSHALL FIELD'S - 1988