Sunday, August 7, 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 - KIMBALL AVE BUS - STOPPED FOR PASSENGERS - APARTMENT BUILDINGS - NOTE OLD STOP LIGHT - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN BEACH - MISS CHICAGO 1929


PHOTO - CHICAGO- WOMAN AND GIRL BY PARK BENCH - DOUBLE-DECKER BUS BEHIND - SNAPSHOT - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BATHING BEACH - UNKNOWN LOCATION - NOTE STRINGS OF LIGHTS ON POLES - TINTED - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - GRANT PARK - SKYLINE - DRAWN-IN PLANES - TINTED - PART OF WORLD'S FAIR SERIES - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - NIGHT - TINTED PART OF SERIES FOR WORLD'S FAIR - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEARBORN STREET DEPOT - CARRIAGES - PIGEON-COOP TOWER - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - CALLED MUNICIPAL - BOAT LANDING - MERY-GO-ROUND - CROWD NEAR BOATS - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - CALLED MUNICIPAL PIER - AERIAL - PROMENADE CROWD - 1919


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PANORAMIC FOLDING VIEW - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - LOOKING N - LIKELY PRE-1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - NIGHT - LOOKING E FROM NEAR GREYHOUND - HENRICI'S - HOE SAI GAI - SUNNY ITALY - 1954


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN ROAD - PANTHEON THEATRE - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION PARK - THE MARBLE BRIDGE - PEOPLE STANDING ON IT - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - AERIAL PANORAMA OF A SECTION - TINTED - 1946


Monday, March 14, 2016

POSTER STAMP - CHICAGO - FOSTER SHOES - 125 N WABASH - FOR MILADY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN ROAD AT GRACE - PEDESTRIANS AND CARS NEAR LAKE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AND CHICAGO RIVER - AERIAL - LOOKING S - LINK BRIDGE - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOOKING W ALONG RANDOLPH - SHERMAN HOUSE AT RANDOLPH AND CLARK - GREYHOUND BUS TERMINAL ON RIGHT - MID-1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOOKING S E FROM BOARD OF TRADE OBSERVATORY - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - THE ANCHORAGE AND LA RABIDA - TINTED - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - PERGOLA - TINTED - c1910


PHOTO- CHICAGO - WOMAN IN HANDSOME DRESS SITTING - BERNARD'S STUDIO - 1920s


BADGE - CHICAGO - CTA HAT BADGE


BUS TRANSFER - CHICAGO - 79TH STREET LINE


BUS TRANSFER - CHICAGO - 51ST-55TH STREET LINE


Friday, February 5, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNITED SERVICE MOTORS PARKING GARAGE - UNKNOWN STREET - CAR BACKED OUT WINDOW - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNITED ARTISTS THEATER - 45 W RANDOLPH - CROWD LINED UP - NOTE POLICEMAN - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - VIEW FROM ELEVATED STATION - MEN WAITING ON PLATFORM - 1915


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNION STATION AND RIVER - AERIAL - ALMOST COMPLETED CONSTRUCTION - 1924


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNIDENTIFIED BARBER SHOP - SOUTH SIDE - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TWO YOUNG WOMEN - UNKNOWN STREET - ELEVATED GOING BY - WITHOUT COATS IN WINTER - SNAPSHOT - 1943


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TWO WOMEN ESCORTED OFF BEACH FOR WEARING SHORT BATHING SUITS - 1922


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRIBUNE TOWER - NIGHT - TIME EXPOSURE - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAFFIC IN FRONT OF MORRISON HOTEL - LIONS CONVENTION - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TOBAGGONING AT MEDINAH COUNTRY CLUB - 1927 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE REPUBLIC BY DANIEL CHESTER FRENCH - JACKSON PARK - STOOD IN THE GRAND BASIN OF THE 1893 WORLD'S FAIR


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE PALMER HOUSE - FLY UNITED - SNAPSHOT - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE FAIR STORE - CHRISTMAS - STATE AT ADAMS - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE CHEZ PAREE ADORABLES - STUDIO PORTRAIT BY MAURICE SEYMOUR - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TAVERN ON THE SOUTH SIDE - BLACK MUSICIANS AND AUDIENCE - 1941 - EDITED FROM A RUSSELL LEE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STUDIO PORTRAIT OF YOUNG WOMAN - W. H. SCHMIDT STUDIO - 927 NORTH AVE - EARLY 1900s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STUDIO PORTRAIT OF UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN - H. ROCHER PHOTOGRAPHER - 724 WABASH AVE - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STUDIO PORTRAIT AT SIEGEL-COOPER DEPARTMENT STORE - SALVATION ARMY FAMILY - 1910s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STONY ISLAND NEAR 69TH - STREETCAR IS NB - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STEVENS BUILDING - STUDIO PHOTO OF WOMAN PROFILE IN FANCY DRESS - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET QUEEN OF FURS - STATE STREET COUNCIL'S FUR SHOW - 1945


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET- HILLMANS SIGN - NOTE FIELD'S CLOCK ON OLD BUILDING - CABLE CARS -TINTED - 1898


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET AT MONROE - W T GRANT - EVANS FURS - EARLY 1950s