Sunday, August 6, 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

AD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - HYDE PARK BLVD ON THE LAKE SHORE - WOMAN WITH RIDING OUTFIT - EARLY 1900s


MENU - CHICAGO - OLD HEIDELBERG INN - EITEL - COVER - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - 1933


MENU - CHICAGO - OLD HEIDELBERG RESTAURANT - WHEN EITEL - RANDOLPH JUST W OF STATE - NEW YEAR 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CREW MEMBERS ON LAKE BOAT DOCKED IN CHICAGO CHOPPING ICE AFTER BIG STORM - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT CROSSING WELLS STREET BRIDGE - 2012 - EDITED FROM A JAMES PHILLIPS PHOTO


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED CTA RAPID TRANSIT - TRAIN TURNING FROM LAKE ONTO WABASH - DATE UNKNOWN BUT THESE 2000 SERIES TRAINS WERE USED STARTING FROM 1964 - SUN-TIMES BUILDING IN DISTANCE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HOTEL DEL PRADO - THE ORIGINAL - 59TH AND DORCHESTER - BUILT FOR 1893 WORLD'S FAIR - FEW PEOPLE WALKING NEARBY - DEL PRADO NAME LATER REUSED AT 5307 S. HYDE PARK BLVD WHICH STANDS TODAY AS APARTMENTS - 1900


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKE STREET ELEVATED PASSING ABOVE MILWAUKEE ROAD PASSENGER TRAIN WITH DOME CARS - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARINA CITY - DRAMATIC AERIAL VIEW - 1964


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARINA CITY BEING BUILT - FAIRLY EARLY STAGE - FIRST TOWER COMPLETED 1962 AND SECOND 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NORTH MICHIGAN AVE LOOKING S AT GROUND LEVEL - TWIN COACH BUS LETTING PASSENGERS - WATER TOWER GETTING REPAIRS OR MAINENANCE - LATE 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT DEPARTMENT STORE - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - 1972 - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRIBUNE TOWER AND NEARBY BUILDINGS - AERIAL FROM ACROSS RIVER - NOTE AWNINGS PARKING - 1931


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH - SHOPPERS UNDER THE ELEVATED STRUCTURE - MANY SIGNS - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GROUND-LEVEL VIEW ACROSS RIVER LOOKING N E - EVENING - WENDELLA BOAT RIDES - TRIBUNE TOWER - 1971


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK ZOO - AERIAL - BIG CROWD NEAR ELEPHANT COMPOUND - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - WOMEN'S PETTICOAT DEPARTMENT - TINTED - PRE-1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - MAIN AISLE STATE STREET - CHRISTMAS - NICE VERSION -1938


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MONROE - AERIAL - CALLED PALMER HOUSE CORNER - CROWDS - DOUBLE-DECK BUS - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL LOOKING S FROM S OF LAKE STREET - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N - CROWD - STREETCARS - TINTED - 1910s


SIGN - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENTRAL ELECTRIC COMMUTER TRAINS - THE IC - STATION SIGN FOR 71ST AND 72 ND STREETS


Monday, May 15, 2017

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - GENERAL VIEW OF FOUNTAINS AND FLOWERBEDS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRAND BOULEVARD - COUPLE RIDING HORSEBACK - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON STREET BRIDGE - OLD UNION STATION IN DISTANCE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MERCHANDISE MART - AT NIGHT - BRIGHTLY LIT - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK PARK - CLINTON N OF CONGRESS - RESIDENTIAL STREET - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PALMER HOUSE HOTEL - EARLIER BUILDING AND STATE STREET N OF IT - WATERCOLOR


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - AROUND THE ENTRANCE - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - LOOKING E ON MADISON - GROUND LEVEL VIEW - CROWDS STREETCAR CARS - TINTED -1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND WASHINGTON - AERIAL - CROWDS - WAGONS - STREETCARS - MARSHALL FIELD CLOCK - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL LOOKING N FROM MADISON - CROWDS BUS STREETCARS - NOTE FIELDS HASN'T BEEN CLEANED - EARLY 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM MADISON - AERIAL - CROWDS - STREETCARS - WHAT BECAME MANDELS ON RIGHT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM MADISON - BIG CROWDS - GREEN STREETCARS - MANDEL BROTHERS - PART OF WORLD'S FAIR SERIES - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WELLS STREET - OLD TOWN NEIGHBORHOOD - LOOKING S - EARLY EVENING - 1967


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOODLAWN AVE - S FROM 47TH - TINTED - 1907


PHOTO - CHICAGO - INGLESIDE AVE - SNOW - WOMAN WALKING IN DISTANCE - SNAPSHOT - 1930


AD - CHICAGO - CANNED COLLEGE INN CHICKEN A LA KING - MADE BY SHERMAN HOUSE CHEFS - 1929


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