Friday, May 5, 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 - STATE STREET AT MADISON - LOOKING N E - MANDEL BROTHERS' STORE - HEAVY CROWDS - FIELD'S IN DISTANCE - TINTED - 1922


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM THE PALMER HOUSE HOTEL - PEDESTRIANS - MID -1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CALLED NOON HOUR - HUGE CROWDS - STREETCARS - NOTE FIELDS NEW BUILDING COMPLETE - TINTED - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CALLED IN CARNIVAL ATTIRE - COULD BE FOR THE CONCLAVE OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR - TINTED - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE N FROM RIVER - AERIAL - FAKE NIGHT - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - UNIDENTIFIED SECTION - CAR ON STREET WITH MANSIONS - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON STREET - LOOKING W FROM STATE - AERIAL - MCVICKERS THEATER - BOSTON STORE - TINTED - 1934


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOUISIANE RESTAURANT - 1341 S MICHIGAN AVE - INTERIOR WITH DANCE FLOOR - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - LOOKING N - AERIAL - BOSTON STORE LEFT - HUGE CROWDS - NOTE FIELDS WITH HALF OF NEW BUILDING - 1903


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN OPERA PRODUCTION - 1891


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STUDIO PORTRAIT OF YOUNG WOMAN IN EUROPEAN COSTUME - KOPPELMAN STUDIO - 203 E NORTH


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PERHAPS MIDWAY PLAISANCE NEAR UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - SNOWY DAY - PASSING CAR - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MONTROSE BEACH - PANORAMA OF BIG CROWD - 1946


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AND CHICAGO RIVER - AERIAL - LOOKING NE - 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - 900 ARGYLE STREET APT 106 - BATCHELORETTE SHOWING KITCHEN BEHIND DOORS - 1962


MAP - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - WHIMSICAL - 1933


MAP - CHICAGO - DOWNTOWN AND SURROUNDINGS - 1946


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

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