Wednesday, September 14, 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 - MISS CHICAGO 1959 AND RUNNERS-UP WITH TROPHIES


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


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NEW AURORA AND ELGIN RAILROAD TERMINAL - 56 N BROADWAY - AERIAL - CAR TRAFFIC ON BRIDGE - 1932


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


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - HAMILTON THEATER - 2150 E. 71ST STREET - 1929


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL - 6930 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - TINTED - LATE 1930s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARK TWAIN HOTEL - 111 W DIVISION AT CLARK - LOBBY AND EXTERIOR - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE SOUTHWAY HOTEL - 6012 S PARK - LOBBY AND EXTERIOR


TOKEN - CHICAGO - CHATTER BOX - 1622-24 E 79TH - ONE DOLLAR IN TRADE - OCTAGONAL


TOKEN - CHICAGO - FRAN AND BILL'S CHATTERBOX - 1622 E 79TH - ONE DOLLAR IN TRADE


TOKEN - CHICAGO - GAY PAREE - 7919 COTTAGE GROVE AVE - FIVE CENTS IN DRINKS


Thursday, May 19, 2016

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - MICHIGAN SKYLINE BEHIND - FAMILY ON A BENCH - MID TO LATE 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CALUMET NATIONAL BANK - SOUTH CHICAGO - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - HALL OF SCIENCE - N ENTRANCE - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO HELICOPTER AIRWAYS - OVER PRUDENTIAL BUILDING AND SURROUNDINGS - NICE VERSION


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO PASTEUR INSTITUTE - 228 DEARBORN - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - EXCURSION STEAMER WITH TUG - SKYLINE BEHIND - 1955


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER FRONT - FAKE NIGHT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DAILY NEWS BUILDING - AERIAL ACROSS RIVER - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEARBORN - LOOKING N FROM JACKSON - AERIAL - GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL - NEW POST OFFICE - MONADNOCK BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOUGLAS PARK - RESTING PLACE AND DRIVEWAY - CAR - PEOPLE ON BENCH - POLICEMAN OR ATTENDANT - TINTED - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - MICHIGAN AVE - TERRACE THAT USED TO BE ON E SIDE - 1933