Thursday, 7 April 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 - 63RD AND LOOMIS - PCC STREETCAR - ELEVATED TRAIN - BIG CROWD FOR RUSH HOUR - BEAUTIFUL COMMERCIAL APARTMENT BUILDING - NICE VERSION OF A FAVORITE CHICAGO IMAGE - 1944


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT - UNKNOWN LOCATION - PANORAMIC SKYLINE IN DISTANCE - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTRAL AVE - CTA TROLLEY BUS PICKING UP PASSENGER - CARS AND APARTMENT BUILDING IN BACKGROUND - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BUNTE CANDY COMPANY - DELIVERY WAGON AND DRIVE - UNKNOWN STREET - 1914


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - LOOKING SE - PCC STREETCAR - CROWDS - NOTE WORK BEING DONE AT CARSON'S DEPARTMENT STORE - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - FROM LAKE ELEVATED - NIGHT - CHRISTMAS SEASON 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STREETCARS LINED UP - UNKNOWN STREET - SNOW STORM 1939


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - AERIAL PANORAMA OF FRONT - THE BUILDING WHICH CAME BEFORE THE HOTEL KNOWN BY THAT NAME IN THE 1950s - TINTED - 1919


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HUMBOLDT PARK - WADING POOL - FULL OF CHRILDREN - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY STADIUM - EVANSTON - AERIAL - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - FEEDING THE DUCKS - c1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST PETER'S CHURCH - 110 W MADISON - INTERIOR - FRANCISCAN FATHERS - HOME OF THE FRANCISCAN SHRINES OF ST ANTHONY AND ST FRANCIS - 1954


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNDERGROUND SERVICE TUNNEL - ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE AND CREW - TINTED - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHITE CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - MIDGET CITY - CITY POPULATED BY MIDGETS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AVE THEATRE - WILSON AND EVANSTON - TINTED - HIGH CLASS VAUDEVILLE - c1910


BOOK COVER - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RAILROAD FAIR - OFFICIAL GUIDEBOOK - FAIR WAS HELD IN 1948 AND 1949 - LAST GREAT FAIR INVOLVING RAIL


Thursday, 4 February 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - PEOPLE WAITING FOR STREECAR - CHRISTMAS SEASON - ACROSS STREET FROM CARSON'S - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - PEOPLE GETTING ON STREETCAR - 1927


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - MAN AND WOMAN NEAR SUBWAY ENTRANCE - CHRISTMAS SEASON - SNAPSHOT - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOP AND CHICAGO AND STATE LAKE THEATERS - WALGREEN'S - MARSHALL FIELDS WITH DIRTY STONE - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING S FROM JUST N OF ELEVATED - FRITZELS - EARLY EVENING - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING NW FROM MADISON - CHRISTMAS - WOOLWORTH IN BACKGROUND - MANDEL BROTHERS RIGHT - 1947


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM ADAMS -THE FAIR - NIGHT - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM ACROSS FROM CARSON'S - CHRISTMAS TIME - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N E FROM MADISON - AERIAL - CHRISTMAS SHOPPING - 1941 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - FRONT OF MASONS TEMPLE - LOOKING S - STEREO


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - FROM LAKE - 1880s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - DURING SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION - LOOKING N - CARSON'S ON RIGHT - c1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - DECORATED LIKE A GAUDY BIRTHDAY CAKE - FOR COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION -1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CHRISTMAS SEASON - TWO WOMEN SHOPPERS LOADED WITH PRESENTS - 1936


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CHRISTMAS SEASON - FIELDS DECORATED - PARKED CARS - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CHICAGO THEATER - TELENEWS ON RIGHT BECAME THE LOOP - 1951 - EDITED FROM A HAROLD BEACH IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CHANDLERS SHOES - PEOPLE WALKING - DE METS ON RIGHT - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CARSON'S ACROSS STREET - LOOKING S - CHRISTMAS SEASON - EVENING - SNAPSOT - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CARS - PEDESTRIANS - POLICE CYCLE - PARKING SIGN - OLD STREETLIGHTS - NICE VERSION - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING SE - OLD MARSHALL FIELD BUILDING AT LEFT - 1905


MENU - CHICAGO - TOFFENETTI RESTAURANT - INSIDE PAGE - 1951


MENU - CHICAGO - TOFFENETTI RESTAURANT - HAM AND SWEETS - THE DISH THAT MADE MILLIONS HAPPY - 1951


MENU - CHICAGO - TIFFIN RESTANT - STOP AND SHOP - W WASHINGTON - INSIDE TWO - 1955


MENU - CHICAGO - TIFFIN RESTANT - STOP AND SHOP - W WASHINGTON - INSIDE ONE - 1955


MENU - CHICAGO - TIFFIN RESTANT - STOP AND SHOP - W WASHINGTON - COVER - 1955


MENU - CHICAGO - TIFFIN RESTANT - STOP AND SHOP - W WASHINGTON - BACK COVER - 1955


MENU - CHICAGO - THE SWEDISH PRODUCE COMPANY EXHIBIT - CENTURY OF PROGRESS - AGRICULTURAL BUILDING - INSIDE - 1933


MENU - CHICAGO - THE SWEDISH PRODUCE COMPANY EXHIBIT - CENTURY OF PROGRESS - AGRICULTURAL BUILDING - 1933


MENU - CHICAGO - THE HARLEQUIN ROOM - PALMOLIVE BUILDING - FRED HARVEY - INSIDE TWO - 1957


MENU - CHICAGO - THE HARLEQUIN ROOM - PALMOLIVE BUILDING - FRED HARVEY - INSIDE ONE - 1957


MENU - CHICAGO - THE HARLEQUIN ROOM - PALMOLIVE BUILDING - FRED HARVEY - COVER - 1957


MENU - CHICAGO - THE HARLEQUIN ROOM - PALMOLIVE BUILDING - FRED HARVEY - BACK COVER - 1957


MENU - CHICAGO - SCHULIEN'S RESTAURANT - 1800 N HALSTED - EARLIER LOCATION - INSIDE - 1940s