Friday, January 3, 2014

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:  jc60649@yahoo.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:

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 - ART DECO BUILDINGS - AERIAL - 1932 IMAGE - CHICAGO GOLD COAST SERIES - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AMERICAN TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK - AMERICAN TRUST BUILDING - MONROE AND CLARK - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 66TH STREET - W FROM STONY ISLAND - c1910


PIN - CHICAGO - WIEBOLDT'S DEPARTMENT STORE - CINNAMON BEAR TELEVISION CLUB - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WATER TOWER - WALKWAY - CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - EDITED FROM A BEAUTIFUL LIFE SITE - CONTEMPORARY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TROLLEY BUS - IRVING PARK TERMINUS - TAKEN OUT OF SERVICE 1973


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - PARADE FOR LAKEFRONT FESTIVAL - QUEEN'S FLOAT - NOTE KRESGE - LOCAL LOAN - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - NIGHT - LOOKING S FROM EL - STATE LAKE CHICAGO LOOP AND ROOSEVELT AND THEATERS - TRAFFIC DOWN - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - NIGHT - LOOKING S FROM CARSON PIRIE SCOTT ON LEFT - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM ELEVATED - AFTER SNOW STORM - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - NO CARS - DEC 26, 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING N - ACROSS FROM MANDEL'S - HUGE CROWDS - CARS PARKED - STREETCARS - c1930


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS CORRECT POSTURE CONTESTS - FINISHERS WITH TROPHIES AND X-RAYS - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MILWAUKEE ASHLAND AND DIVISION - AERIAL - STREETCARS - LOCAL LOAN - 1936


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MERCHANDISE MART - DECORATIVE BRIDGE DETAILS - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MASON AND AUGUSTA - PEOPLE REPAIRING GRASS ON BOULEVARD - SNAPSHOT - 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARINA CITY - LIFE MAGAZINE IMAGE FROM 1964 - NOTE THE RENTS


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAILMAN DELIVERING TO HOMES - SECOND GREATEST SNOW STORM ON RECORD - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - IRVING PARK MILWAUKEE AND CICERO - AERIAL - INLAND BAND - KLEE'S - THOMPSON CLOTHING - YELLOW CAB - 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GOLD COAST - AERIAL - LOOKING N FROM DRAKE - NOTE SNOW FENCES ON OAK STREET BEACH - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED RAPID TRANSIT - INSIDE CAR WITH PASSENGERS - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DEARBORN AND RANDOLPH - AERIAL - TRAFFIC JAM - PICTURE USED FOR POSTCARD - MOUNTED COPS - ICE TRUCK - CUNARD LINES - 1909


Friday, November 1, 2013

PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - HOT RODS - PUBLICITY PHOTO WITH TWO-TON BAKER - 1955


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - CIRCLE SWING RIDE - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - TWO-CAR TRAIN PULLING INTO UNKNOWN STATION - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - WABASH AND LAKE - TRAIN ON CORNER -SNOW - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - TWO-CAR TRAIN AT INDIANA STATION - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - SINGLE PASSENGER CAR - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - LONG TRAIN AT 63RD STREET STRUCTURE - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - LARAMIE AVE YARD - AERIAL - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - MULTI-UNIT CARS - ON STRUCTURE SOMEWHERE DOWNTOWN


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - FIRST MULTIPLE-UNIT CAR - 1899


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - DOUGLAS PARK ROUTE - TRAIN APPROACHING POLK STATION - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - CARS AT UNKNOWN STATION - WOMAN AT BACK - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - 3-CAR TRAIN SOMEWHERE ON NORTH SIDE - INTERESTING HOMES - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - 3-CAR TRAIN ON ELEVATED STRUCTURE - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - 3-CAR TRAIN AT WILSON STATION - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - 2-CAR TRAIN IN STATION - LAKE STREET - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING W FROM STATE - NIGHT - ORIENTAL AND WOODS THEATERS - HOLLOWAY HOUSE - SHERMAN - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PRUDENTIAL BUILDING - LOOKING N FROM PARKING LOT ACROSS THE STREET - 1956 - EDITED FROM A WL DEPPE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PROTOTYPE STREAMLINED STREETCAR - 7001 - COTTAGE GROVE ROUTE - MAN HELPING WOMAN TO STEP DOWN - 1934


Friday, June 7, 2013

POSTER - CHICAGO - MILWAUKEE - BY NORTH SHORE LINE - 1920s


POSTER - CHICAGO - EVANSTON LIGHTHOUSE - BY THE ELEVATED LINES - 1920s


POSTER - CHICAGO - DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY - RE-ELECT MAYOR RICHARD J. DALEY - 1975


POSTER - CHICAGO - CHICAGO'S GREATER AVIATION - GRANT PARK - GREAT LAKES FLYING BOAT CRUISE - 1913


POSTER - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RODEO 1928 - SOLDIER FIELD - GRANT PARK


POSTER - CHICAGO - CHICAGO CIVIC OPERA - BY ELEVATED LINES - 1920s


POSTER - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS - SPECIAL FEATURE WINGS OF A CENTURY - AIR SPECTACLE AT 31ST STREET ENTRANCE - 1933-4


POSTER - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS - SANTA FE RAILROAD - OLYMPIC ATHLETE HOLDING CITY ON A PLATTER - 1933


POSTER - CHICAGO - BRANIFF AIRWAYS - WHIMSICAL WINDY CITY AD - 1950s