Friday, May 20, 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 - YOUNG WOMAN IN A YELLOW DRESS - MANDEL BROTHERS DEPARTMENT STORE STUDIO - 1940s


Thursday, May 19, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - TWO MODELS FRYING EGGS ON SIDEWALK - DURING HEAT SPELL - A PERENNIAL SUMMER THEME IN CHICAGO - 1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA BUS - INTERIOR - DRIVER'S WINDOW - W NORTH AVE - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 4950 S CHICAGO BEACH DRIVE - APARTMENT BUILDING - CORNER VIEW - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 5631 S KIMBARK - 1910s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SCOTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 6435 S BLACKSTONE - KIDS LEAVING - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SHAKESPEARE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 1110 E 46TH - RENOVATED


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TULEY HIGH SCHOOL - 1147 N WESTERN - TWO GIRLS WALKING - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - YATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - 1839 N RICHMOND - CHILDREN LEAVING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST PATRICK'S ACADEMY - PARK AVE AND OAKLEY BLVD - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 217-9 STATE STREET - OPPOSITE QUINCY - S H KNOX - BUSIEST STORE IN CHICAGO - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AUGUSTANA HOSPITAL - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BASEBALL PARKS - WRIGLEY - COMISKEY - TINTED - ART DECO BORDER - 1930s


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - YERKES OBSERVATORY - LAKE GENEVA WISCONSIN - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERMAN HOUSE HOTEL - DELFT ROOM RESTAURANT - TINTED - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - INTERNATIONAL HOUSE - LOUNGE - 1414 E 59TH - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN ROAD - S FROM HOLLYWOOD - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL IN DISTANCE - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SEARS ROEBUCK AND COMPANY - FREE WALL PAPER SAMPLE BOOK - CUSTOMER RESPONSE CARD - 1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - AERIAL PANORAMA - NAVAL ARMORY - NAVY PIER - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FISHER BUILDING - 343 S DEARBORN - TINTED - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BREVOORT HOTEL - 120 W MADISON - HANNAH AND HOGG BAR - TINTED


PHOTO - CHICAGO - VAUDEVILLE-CIRCUS PERFORMER - H. A. ATWELL STUDIO - c1920


Sunday, March 6, 2016

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK ZOO - ELEPHANT BATHING - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FORRESTVILLE SCHOOL - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENTRAL TRACKS - ELEVATED TRAIN - 63RD STREET - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SPRAGUE HOME FOR NURSES - PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 6546 MINERVA - 3 WOMEN IN SNOW IN FRONT OF APARTMENT BUILDING - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONSUELO TRAPEZE ARTISTE - ANNOUNCEMENT FOR EXCLUSIVE REPRESENTATION BY CHARLES E HOGAN - 203 N WABASH - 1965


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - WOMAN SITTING ON SAND - SNAPSHOT - c1920


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAKE STREET BRIDGE - NEW CTA RAPID TRANSIT CARS - AERIAL - MID-1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - GARFIELD PARK TRAIN ON HIGHWAY MEDIAN - AERIAL - 1964


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - DEWITT CLINTON TRAIN - PASSENGERS - GOODYEAR BLIMP BEHIND - 1933


Thursday, February 25, 2016

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - WEBSTER HOTEL - 2150 LINCOLN PARK W - FACING THE PARK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - TIP-TOP INN - 111 S CLARK


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - SHORE DRIVE MOTEL - 56TH AND SOUTH SHORE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - LITTLE PIERRE'S RESTAURANT - 79TH AND SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - PIERRE'S PALM GROVE - LAKE AT 56TH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BELLEREVE HOTEL - 7255 S YATES - KITCHENNETTE APARTMENTS - HOTEL ROOMS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - ARCHER PLUMBING AND HEATING SUPPLY - 1701 S ASHLAND - ELJER


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HOTEL MOROCCO - 3933 DREXEL BLVD - APARTMENTS