Monday, February 8, 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

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


Sunday, February 7, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - BAPTIST GENERAL CONFERENCE - DEPT OF EVANGELISM - 912 BELMONT - GOD'S INVASION ARMY - LONG VAN - 1958


PHOTO - CHICAGO - YOUNG WOMAN WITH BOBBED HAIR STUDIO PORTRAIT - MORRISON PHOTO - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - YOUNG WOMAN SITTING ON WALL - AQUARIUM - COLORIZED - 1932


PHOTO - CHICAGO - YOUNG WOMAN RIDING EARLY BICYCLE - NOTE PALACE AUTO LAUNDRY - 1922 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - YOUNG WOMAN PROFILE - WINTER - UNKNOWN NEIGHBORHOOD - 1943


PHOTO - CHICAGO - YOUNG WOMAN IN GRACEFUL DRESS AND HAT - CLYDE STUDIO - 2714 W CERMAK - ART DECO FRAME - c1930


PHOTO - CHICAGO - YOUNG WOMAN IN FRONT OF APARTMENT BUILDING HOLDING A SMALL TRAVEL BAG - 1923


PHOTO - CHICAGO - YOUNG PEOPLE CLEANING UP A LOT - NOT CLEAR WHETHER THIS IS IN THE WORLD'S FAIR NEIGHBORHOOD - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - YELLOW CAB COMPANY - NEW RUMBLE SEAT MODEL - ROOF BACK SLIDES INTO BODY - 1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY FIELD - TRAIN TRACKS - 1938


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY FIELD - SCOREBOARD AND PYRAMID OF SEATS - IVY - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY FIELD - MOB OF FANS LINED UP FOR TICKETS - 1935


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY FIELD - FROM SEATS BEHING HOME PLATE - APARTMENTS - HOMES - ADS ON ROOFS - IVY - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY FIELD - CSL PCC STREETCAR - VINCENNES ROUTE - NOTE TRAFFIC LIGHT - COLLINS WIESE COAL - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY FIELD - CROWDS ARRIVING - NEWSBOYS - HOT DOG CARTS - PCC STREETCAR TRAIN TOWER - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY FIELD - CROWD IN SECTION WHERE SOME APARTMENTS CAN WATCH GAMES - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY BUILDING - AERIAL - LOOKING W - NOTE TRIBUNE TOWER NOT BUILT YET - WRIGLEY OPEN 1921 - TRIIBUNE 1925


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY AND TRIBUNE - VIEW FROM S SIDE OF RIVER - TRIBUNE TOWER STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION - FINISHED 1925


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGHT HAND LAUNDRY - 405 E 57TH - HORSE AND WAGON IN FRONT OF STORE - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOODS THEATER - RANDOLPH AT DEARBORN - 1971


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOODLAWN NEIGHBORHOOD - KING DRIVE BUS - TWIN COACH - PAST ITS PRIME - NOTE KING WAS ORIGINALLY GRAND BLVD THEN SOUTH PARK - 1974


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOODLAWN AND 53RD - SNAPSHOT - 1950s