Sunday, May 13, 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

PHOTO - CHICAGO - FAMILY ON SCENIC BOATRIDE WITH SKYLINE BEHIND - EITHER WENDELLA OR MERCURY - SNAPSHOT - 1964 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PART OF SKYLINE TAKEN FROM AERIAL POSITION - SPIRED BUILDING IS CHICAGO METHODIST TEMPLE SKYSCRAPER CHURCH - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRIBUNE BUILDING - FROM OTHER SIDE OF RIVER - LOOKING NE - NOTE AWNINGS - 1931


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - LOOKING S W GROUND LEVEL TOWARDS LOUIS SULLIVAN'S AUDITORIUM THEATER - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - GERMAN BUILDING - PARK STATS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - AERIAL LOOKING NW - CALLED NEW MICHIGAN AVE - TINTED - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE - LOOKING E AERIAL FROM KEMPER BUILDING - EARLY 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE PITTSFIELD BUILDING - WASHINGTON AND WABASH - ANOTHER OF THE FIELD FAMILY'S FINE BUILDINGS - MERCHANDISE MART FIELD APARTMENTS FIELD BUILDING - TINTED - 1920s


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS CHICAGO 1959 AND RUNNERS-UP WITH TROPHIES


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE N - AERIAL FROM BRIDGE - BUSES - CARS - ALLERTON IN DISTANCE - 1939


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MADISON FURNITURE COMPANY - 1924-28 MADISON - ORIENTAL LAUNDRY NEXT DOOR - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - KENMORE AND FOSTER - BOYS PLAYING IN THE GREAT BLIZZARD - 1967 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - THEN CALLED FIELD MUSEUM - WOMAN AND GIRL STANDING BY LAGOON IN REAR - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - STAGG FIELD - GRAND STAND - 1923


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - HORSE MARKET - FIVE MEN WITH HORSES - TINTED - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - U.S. LIFE SAVING STATION - CREW LINED UP - MEN IN LOOKOUT PERCH - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TUTHILL SPRING COMPANY - SERVICE DIVISION - 761 POLK - 1944


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TERMINAL RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE - 2529 N KEDZIE - 3 INTERIOR VIEWS - STREET VIEW - 40TH ANNIVERSARY - 1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE-LAKE THEATRE - VAUDEVILLE - STATE STREET - AERIAL - HUGE CROWD WAITING - 1921


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST CLAIR HOTEL APARTMENTS - 162 E OHIO AT MICHIGAN - 3 INTERIOR VIEWS - 1925


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AND ART INSTITUTE - LOOKING N - GROUP OF WOMEN WALKING - CABS - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MANAS TORCOM ORIENTAL RUGS - 4838 SHERIDAN ROAD - SHOWROOM INTERIOR - 38 YEARS IN BUSINESS - CLEANING RUGS


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - TWO BOYS WITH RACKETS ON PATH - WOMAN ON BENCH - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - BIG CROWD - TRAIN - PONY RIDE - CALLED FAIR RIDER - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - INDEPENDENT WALL PAPER COMPANY - SUGGESTION FROM INDPENDENT LINE - DINING ROOM - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HARRISON AND S 52 ND AVE - NEW TWO-FLAT DEVELOPMENT - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FRANCO-AMERICAN HYGIENIC COMPANY - LABORATORIES - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FRANCO-AMERICAN HYGIENIC COMPANY - BOTTLING AND LABELLING DEPARTMENT - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DREXEL BLVD - TWO WOMEN WALKING OUT OF PARK - CARS - WAGONS - PRE-1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEARBORN - N FROM VAN BUREN - STREETCARS - WAGONS - PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION BUILDING - MICHIGAN AVE - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - NIGHT WITH LIGHTS - LOOKING N


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 931-39 OAKDALE AVE - APARTMENT BUILDING - CARS PARKED ON STREET - 1930


MENU - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AND GRAND TRUNK - INSIDE - 1880s


MENU - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AND GRAND TRUNK - BACK - 1880s


MENU - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AND GRAND TRUNK - FRONT - 1880s


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - KUNGSHOLM ICE BOX COOKIES - KUNGSHOLM BAKING COMPANY - A SMART COOKIE


MATHBOOK - CHICAGO - AVALON CURRENCY EXCHANGE - AVALON SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS - 7853 STONY ISLAND AVE - JUST N OF WALGREENS