Tuesday, April 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

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 47TH STREET - BETWEEN COTTAGE GROVE AND DREXEL - WONDERFUL COMMERCIAL BUILDING - PARKED CARS - 1958


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 57TH STREET ART FAIR - CROWDS - GOFF HOUSE ON LEFT - TROPICAL HUT - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 113 TH AND S COTTAGE GROVE - PCC STREETCAR - STANDARD SERVICE STATION - SNAPSHOT - 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 450 S STATE - FOLLIES BURLESQUE - DUGAN'S COCKTAIL LOUNGE - SNAPSHOT - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ALEXANDER'S STEAKS RESTAURANT - AND SURROUNDINGS - 79TH STREET SOUTH SHORE - ANOTHER VERSION OF DAVID ALEXANDER'S IMAGE - 1958-9


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ARMITAGE AND LAWLER - TYPICAL NEIGHBORHOOD NATIONAL FOOD STORE - WOMAN WITH WAGON - LATE 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - JEFFERY THEATER - 71ST STREET - EVENING - PEOPLE WAITING - SONG OF THE SOUTH WAS RE-RELEASE - SNAPSHOT - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM ADAMS - PEOPLE CROSSING - COP - TRAFFIC - PABST SIGN - MID-1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - SUBWAY ENTRANCE - SHOPPERS - THREE SISTERS STORE ON RIGHT - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - RESTORED AS NEW REGAL - LOBBY FROM BALCONY - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE AT OPENHOUSECHICAGO SITE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - THE AVALON A PERSION THEATRE - NATIONAL THEATRES CORP - 1926


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CALUMET AVE - N FROM 44TH - APARTMENTS AND HOMES - YOUNG TREES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTRAL TRUST COMPANY OF ILLINOIS - 152 MONROE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - BALL BROTHERS JARS - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLOSIMO'S RESTAURANT - 2126 S WABASH - DINING ROOM - TINTED - c1930


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CORNELL SCHOOL - GRAND CROSSING - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FOSTER'S RESTAURANT - 162 N ILLINOIS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL NORTH PARK - 1931 LINCOLN PARKWAY W - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE COLISEUM - BREWERS EXPOSITION - BIERSTUBE - 1911


BOX - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S CHRISTMAS BOX 1963 - THEY WERE DIFFERENT EVERY YEAR AND STURDY NOT FOLDING


MENU - CHICAGO - THE ANCHORAGE RESTAURANT - WINDERMERE HOTEL - 56TH AT JACKSON PARK - COVER - 1958


MENU - CHICAGO - THE ANCHORAGE RESTAURANT - WINDERMERE HOTEL - 56TH AT JACKSON PARK - INSIDE - 1958


Monday, February 8, 2016

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WRIGHTWOOD NEAR CLARK - LOOKING W - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOODMERE HOTEL AND CAFE SIGN - 4641 WOODLAWN AVE - 1930s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOODLAWN TRUST AND SAVINGS - 63RD AND WOODLAWN - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOODLAWN AND 64TH - WOODLAWN PARK M E CHURCH - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOODLAWN - S FROM 47TH - WAGONS - TREE-LINED BOULEVARD - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOODLAWN - N FROM 62ND - APARTMENTS - TREE-LINED STREET - WOMEN SITTING ON RETAINING WALL - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOMAN SITTING AT WELLINGTON PIANO - WELLINGTON WAS THE LOWER PRICE MODEL OF CHICAGO'S CABLE PIANO COMPANY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOMAN POSING NEAR SOME LUXURY HOMES - UNKNOWN STREET - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOMAN IN BATHING COSTUME ON THE BEACH - CALLED SECRETS OF THE SEA - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOMAN HOLDING HER SKIRT AND HAT - FLAT IRON GOOD FOR DOING UP SKIRTS - WHIMSICAL TOURIST CARD - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WINTHROP AVE - S FROM LELAND - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WINTER GARDEN - JOY SPOT OF CHICAGO'S LOOP - 3 BIG SHOWS NIGHTLY - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON BATHING BEACH - HUGE CROWD - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON BATHING BEACH - HUGE CROWD - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON BATHING BEACH - BIG CROWD IN WATER - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON BATHING BEACH - BIG CROWD - MANY INTERESTING DETAILS - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AVENUE BATHING BEACH - DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE - BIG CROWD - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AVE YMCA - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AVE BATHING BEACH - BIG CROWD - ROW BOATS - DIVING TOWER - NIGHT BATHING SIGN - NICE VERSION - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AND EVANSTON THEATRE - HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AND EVANSTON - 1908


PLAYBILL - CHICAGO - KEDZIE AVE THEATRE - 3122 W MADISON - 1910


PIN - CHICAGO - WIEBOLDT'S CINNAMON BEAR TV CLUB - WITH CARDBOARD BACKING - EARLY 1950s


PIN - CHICAGO - AD FOR GATES SAMPLE HATS - 320 STATE - IMAGINE ANYONE WEARING THIS - EARLY 1900s


PHOTO COVER - CHICAGO - CLUB DELISA - THE HARLEM OF CHICAGO - BLACK GROUP CELEBRATING NEW YEAR - c1950


PHOTO COVER - CHICAGO - BAND BOX - 56 W RANDOLPH - DANCING AND ENTERTAINMENT - 1943