Tuesday, July 26, 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

POSTER - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE LINE - THE DUNES BEACHES - WOMAN UNDER PARASOL ON BEACH - MY FAVORITE OF THE SERIES - 1920s


POSTER - CHICAGO - NORTH SHORE LINE - WHERE ANCIENT MAMMOTH ROAMED - 1920s


POSTER - CHICAGO - THE ELEVATED LINES - THE PARKS - SWANS - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - KUNGSHOLM MARIONETTE THEATER - 100 E ONTARIO - MINIATURE OPERA STAGE - AND THERE WAS A RESTAURANT - c1950


Sunday, July 24, 2016

MAP - CHICAGO - CHICAGO TRIBUNE CHICAGOLAND MAP - SHOWS PARK SYSTEM NICELY - INSET FOR CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - 1934


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 1215 W LUNT AVE - COURTYARD APARTMENTS - ROGERS PARK - EDITED FROM A REAL ESTATE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WORLD'S FAIR - FERRIS WHEEL - MIDWAY PLAISANCE - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NORTHWESTERN RAIL YARDS - AERIAL - 1942


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE APARTMENT INTERIOR - 6733 MERRILL - EDITED FROM A REAL ESTATE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING NW FROM RANDOLPH - STATE LAKE THEATER - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - DUTCH MILL CANDY - ELEVATED - 1967 - EDITED FROM A MILES BEITLER IMAGE ON CHICAGO L SITE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BROOKFIELD ZOO - POLAR BEARS - CROWD WATCHING - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONGRESS HOTEL - POMPEIAN ROOM RESTAURANT - ENTERTAINERS ON STAGE - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL BLVD - FROM COTTAGE GROVE - CARRIAGE - PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - GROUND LEVEL - 1954


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - STATUE CALLED AMERICA - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENTRAL DEPOT - AERIAL PANORAMA WITH TRAINS AND SHORE AND STORES - TINTED - 1917


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENTRAL STATION - FRONT WITH MEN ON BENCHES - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON AND WABASH - AERIAL - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKE VIEW PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MAXWELL STREET - CROWD - FRUITS AND VEGETABLES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MERCHANDISE MART - RIVER BRIDGE - TWO SHIPS IN RIVER - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MERCHANDISE MART BUILDING - WHEN NEW - TINTED - 1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - N FROM OHIO - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PLAYDIUM BOWLING - 2625 N CLARK - SHOW PLACE OF BOWLING WORLD - 1943


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LIBRARY - AND SOME SURROUNDINGS - LOOKING W FROM PRUDENTIAL BUILDING - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SUMMIT AVE - E OF OAKWOOD - WEST CHICAGO - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WABASH - AERIAL - N FROM JACKSON - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WABASH AVE - AERIAL - ELEVATED UNION LOOP - NOTE S AND H GREEN STAMP SIGN - TINTED - 1924


POSTCARD - CHICAGO WASHINGTON AND MICHIGAN BLVD - MICHIGAN BLVD BUILDING - 1920s


Saturday, May 7, 2016

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BAPTIST MISSIONARY TRAINING SCHOOL - DOMESTIC SCIENCE DEPARTMENT - WOMAN'S AMERICAN BAPTIST HOME MISSION SOCIETY - TINTED - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY BUILDING AERIAL - IMAGE TREATED FOR DRAMATIC EFFECT - EDITED FROM A HENRYK IMAGE - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 63RD AND COTTAGE GROVE - STORES ELEVATED - PARKED CARS - TINTED - 1949


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BROOKFIELD ZOO - POLAR BEAR COMPOUND - BIG CROWD - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - CHINA'S LAMA TEMPLE - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - FORT DEARBORN RECONSTRUCTION - AERIAL - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - FOUNTAIN BY NIGHT - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO ROLLER SKATE COMPANY - ROLLER SKATE FOR YOUTHFUL SPIRITS - 1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEARBORN AND RANDOLPH - BUSY DAY - MADHOUSE OF TRAFFIC AND PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL ARMS HOTEL - DREXEL AND OAKWOOD - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FEDERAL BUILDING AND POST OFFICE - CLARK ADAMS DEARBORN AND JACKSON - WAGONS AND PEDESTRIANS DRAWI IN - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING - MONROE AND DEARBORN - AERIAL - CORNER VIEW - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS - MAN AND WOMAN READY FOR VACATION - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - THE REFECTORY - CAR GOING BY - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GREEN BRIAR HOTEL - 6220 S GREENWOOD - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HAYMARKET SQUARE - AERIAL - JUMBLE OF WAGONS - TINTED - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL CRILLON - MICHIGAN BLVD AND 13TH - NOTE THE HUGE RADIO ANTENNA - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL DAVIS - HOME OF THE ORIENTAL ROOM - JUST NORTH OF THE LOOP - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL GRANT - MADISON AND DEARBORN - NOTE THE AWNING-SHADES - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL PLANTERS - 19 N CLARK - ART DECO FRAME