Thursday, 1 November 2018

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 PLACES ON WORDPRESS: FEATURING THE BELOVED URBAN VILLAGE OF SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABILIA

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: TORONTO NOSTALGIA

CHUCKMAN’S MONTREAL

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORD PRESS

CHUCKMAN'S KODACHROMES ON WORDPRESS: JOHN AND BOBBY LONG AGO

CHUCKMAN'S PORT STANLEY

CHUCKMAN'S BAYFIELD

CHUCKMAN'S GODERICH

CHUCKMAN'S ILES DE LA MADELEINE (MAGDALEN ISLANDS)

CHUCKMAN'S ART

CHUCKMAN'S ROBOTS

CHUCKMAN'S GALLERY OF GROTESQUES

CHUCKMAN'S CARTOON COMMENTS

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: 1920s ARCADE CARD BEAUTIES – THEIR CHARM AND GRACE AND WHIMSY

CHUCKMAN'S WORDS ON WORDPRESS: POLITICAL ESSAYS

CHUCKMAN'S WORDS ON WORDPRESS: COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD'S PRESS

CHUCKMAN'S MISCELLANEA OF WORDS

CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950S VOLUME 01 (OF 4 VOLUMES)




ME, ROUGHLY: THE DECLINE IS RAPID NOW

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WORLD'S ANTIQUE MART - 1006 S MICHIGAN - ONE INTERIOR - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WORLD'S ANTIQUE MART - 1006 S MICHIGAN - BACK OF CARD - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WEST MADISON STREET - W OF HALSTED - STREETCARS - PEDESTRIANS - SIGNS - TINTED - 1917


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET AND MADISON - LOOKING N SLIGHTLY ELEVATED - CARS STREET CARS WAGONS CROWDS - TINTED -1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH MICHIGAN AVE SKYLINE - SEEN FROM ELEVATION ON SHEDD AQUARIUM ACROSS HARBOR - TINTED - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PALMER HOUSE HOTEL- STATE MONROE AND WABASH - AERIAL CORNER VIEW - TINTED - 1949


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE SKYLINE FROM GRANT PARK - SHOWS FLOWER BEDS IN PARK - OVERSIZE CARD - MID-1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - SOUTH ENTRANCE FROM MADISON - SOME COLOR OFF-REGISTER - TINTED - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELKS WAR MEMORIAL - LAKE VIEW AVE AND DIVERSEY DRIVE - 1933 WORLD'S FAIR SERIES - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALDERNEY ICE CREAM COMPANY - 397 W MADISON - BON-BONS AND CONFECTIONS - E A REEDE MANAGER - TINTED - EARLY


PHOTO- CHICAGO - YOUNG BEAUTIFUL WOMAN WITH HEAD COVER STANDING AGAINST TREE IN BATHING SUIT- 1920s - EDITED FROM A HARRY ATWELL IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - YOUNG WOMAN LYING ON BEACH ON HER STOMACH AND SMOKING - SAND ON THE BOTTOM OF HER BATHING SUIT - AN EXCEPTIONALLY EROTIC IMAGE FROM HARRY ATWELL - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY BUILDING AND TRIBUNE TOWER - FROM GROUND WACKER DRIVE - NOTE AWNINGS ON TRIBUNE -1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN SITTING ON ROCK IN THE WATER LIKE LITTLE MERMAID WITH TOWEL WRAPPED ON HER HEAD - EDITED FROM A CHARLES CUSHMAN IMAGE - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN LYING ON GRASS NEAR LAKE WITH CIGARETTE IN HER HAND - EDITED FROM CHARLES CUSHMAN - 1944


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WILSON AVE BEACH BEACH - LIFEGUARD SITTING ON A WIRE CHAIR - 1922 - EDITED FROM A HARRY ATWELL IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNITED AIRLINES - CREW OF STEWARDESSES WITH THE FLYING PULLMAN - CHICAGO-PACIFIC COAST AND CHICAGO-TEXAS - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNION CARBIDE BUILDING - 230 N MICHIGAN - LOWER FACADE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TWO YOUNG WOMEN SITTING ON THE BEACH - LIKELY WILSON AVE BEACH - THE SECOND WOMAN IS TRULY BEAUTIFUL - 1920s - EDITED FROM A HARRY ATWELL IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TWO WOMEN SITTING ON ROCKS BY THE LAKE - PORTABLE RADIO - ONE WRITING - ONE BRUSHING HER HAIR - EDITED FROM CHARLES CUSHMAN - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THREE WOMEN ON THE ROCKS BY THE LAKE IN PYRAMIDAL SHAPE - EDITED FROM CHARLES CUSHMAN - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - GROUND LEVEL LOOKING NE - PULLMAN AND PCC STREETCARS - NOTE COLUMBUS BUILDING STILL STANDING AT CORNER OF WASHINGTON - 1957 - EDITED FROM A CERA IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SEARS CHRISTMAS WINDOW - SIGN FOR TOYLAND - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RINGLING BROTHERS CIRCUS - PERFORMING COUPLE DOING LAUNDRY - EDITED FROM A CHARLES CUSHMAN IMAGE - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - PEDESTRIANS - WOODS AND ORIENTAL THEATERS - SOUTH PACIFIC RESTAURANT - 1978


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - EVENING - AERIAL LOOKING W FROM AT LEAST A BLOCK FROM STATE - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - AERIAL LOOKING E TOWARDS STATE - POWERS THEATRE - SHERMAN HOUSE HOTEL - CABLE CARS - WAGONS - TINTED - 1900


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PORTION OF CONGRESS PLAZA FROM MICHIGAN AVE - SNAPSHOT - 1977


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OUTER DRIVE LOOKING S TOWARDS FIELD MUSEUM GROUND LEVEL - 1977


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - GIRLS EATING ICE CREAM NEAR WATER - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AND PANORAMA OF BUILDINGS - AERIAL LOOKING N - LIKELY FROM PRUDENTIAL - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MADISON STREET - AERIAL LOOKING W FROM NEAR RIVER - NEW BUILDINGS GOING UP - PRESS CAPTION REFERRED TO BACKGROUND AREA AS SKID ROW EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETELY REDEVELOPED - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKE FRONT - WOMAN SITTING ON ROCKS WATCHING BOATS - EDITED FROM CHARLES CUSHMAN - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GORGEOUS YOUNG WOMAN SITTING IN HER BATHING SUIT AND STOCKINGS BRUSHING HER HAIR- 1920s - EDITED FROM A HARRY ATWELL IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - LOOKING N - UNKNOWN WOMAN STANDING IN FRONT - 1977


MENU - CHICAGO - STOUFFER'S RESTAURANT - INSIDE PAGE 2 - 1951


MENU - CHICAGO - STOUFFER'S RESTAURANT - INSIDE PAGE 1 - 1951


MENU - CHICAGO - STOUFFER'S RESTAURANT - COVER - 1951


MENU - CHICAGO - OLD HEIDELBERG RESTAURANT - AT THE WORLD'S FAIR CENTURY OF PROGRESS - INSIDE - 1934


MENU - CHICAGO - OLD HEIDELBERG RESTAURANT - AT THE WORLD'S FAIR CENTURY OF PROGRESS - COVER - 1934


MENU - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - COFFEE SHOP - INSIDE PAGE 2 - 1952


MENU - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - COFFEE SHOP - INSIDE - 1952


MENU - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - COFFEE SHOP - COVER - 1952


MENU - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL - COFFEE SHOP - BACK COVER - 1952


MENU - CHICAGO - MAYFLOWER COFFEE SHOP - INSIDE - 1950s


MENU - CHICAGO - MAYFLOWER COFFEE SHOP - COVER - 1950s


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - NARCISSUS FOUNTAIN ROOM - INSIDE - 1941


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - NARCISSUS FOUNTAIN ROOM - COVER - 1941


MENU - CHICAGO - GEORGES RESTAURANTS - GEORGE DE MET AND BROTHERS - 75 E WASHINGTON - 208 S LA SALLE - 910 S MICHIGAN - INSIDE PAGE TWO - 1944