Wednesday, April 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

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


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7901-09 S PHILLIPS - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 7370 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - PICTURE FROM A JUST-MOVED-IN CARD - UNKNOWN PEOPLE STANDING AT ENTRANCE - 1965


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 5300 N SHERIDAN - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - GROUP OF MEN CROSSING STREET - SNAPSOT - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 2231 E 71ST - APARTMENT BUILDING - EDITED FROM A REAL ESTATE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 2201 N LINCOLN - NIGHT - SNOWSTORM - SELWYN DRUGS - MEN DIGGING OUT CAR - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 1321 E HYDE PARK BLVD - LIVING ROOM ALL RENOVATED WITH OLD WOOD MAINTAINED - BUILT IN 1891


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 1321 E HYDE PARK BLVD - ALLEY IS ON RIGHT - MRS BEAU'S HOUSE IS NEXT ON THE LEFT - BUILT IN 1891


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 87TH STREET - PULLMAN STREETCAR - RESIDENTIAL AREA - 1951 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH STREET - W OF EXCHANGE - WALGREEN'S - CHELTEN LIQUORS - SIGN FOR SOUTH SHORE NATIONAL BANK - MID 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AT EXCHANGE - LOOKING W - I.C. RR STATION - WALGREEN'S - MID 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 79TH AND EXCHANGE - LOOKING E - I.C. TRAIN GATES - PULLMAN STREETCAR - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND EXCHANGE - LOOKING SE - STRATOLINER LOUNGE - FLANDERS TEA ROOM ON RIGHT - 1945


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND EXCHANGE - LOOKING E - STRATOLINER LOUNGE - 2634 E 75TH - STREETCAR CROSSING I.C. RR TRACKS - MID 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND CONSTANCE - NEAR B AND O RR TRACKS - STREETCAR IS WB - MID 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH AND COLES - LOOKING NW - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 75TH - STREETCAR TURNING ONTO COLES - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST AND WESTERN - PAND R PHARMACY - COMMERCIAL BUILDING WITH OFFICES - PULLMAN STREETCAR TURNING - 1952