Saturday, February 27, 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

PAINTING - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - REPOSE - JOSEPH TOMANEK CHICAGO ARTIST


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BLACK BOY AND GIRL - AUSTIN AND CO STUDIO - POSSIBLY VAUDEVILLE ACT - 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BRIDE AND GROOM - A. HEINEMANN STUDIO - 5049 S ASHLAND - GORGEOUS WEDDING DRESS AND HAT - c1920


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - PEOPLE WALKING - ILLINOIS HOST HOUSE IN BACKGROUND - SNAPSHOT - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DOUGLAS PARK ELEVATED - MAN WORKING ON HIS CAR - 1929


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - COMMUTERS GETTING OFF RAVENSWOOD TRAIN - UNKNOWN DOWNTOWN STATION - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STATION - YOUNG MAN ON PLATFORM READING WAR POSTER - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ENGLEWOOD ELEVATED OVER EXPRESSWAY - WENTWORTH AVE - LATE1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LIBBY MCNEILL AND LIBBY - LOADING DOCK WITH TRUCKS - 1932


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - MASSIVE CROWD - 1925


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OLD COURTHOUSE FROM 1905 - AERIAL - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVER MOUTH AND OLD OUTTER DRIVE S-CURVE - AERIAL - BLUE CROSS - LOTS OF EMPTY RAIL LAND - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SILENT STAR BETTY GIBSON - CELEBRITY STUDIO PORTRAIT - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - MILWAUKEE ROAD - FIRST DOUBLE-DECK COMMUTER CARS - FRONT END - EARLY 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TWO ELEVATED TRAINS ON BRIDGE OVER CHICAGO RIVER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO ELLEN COOLIDGE AND PAUL MILLER LOOKING AT RARE NEW PAREIASAUR FOSSIL - HE APPEARS TO BE CROWDING HER SPACE - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL STREET - HUGE SNOW STORM - PERHAPS CABBY WITH SHOVEL - NOTE THEATRE BEHIND - 1939


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UPTOWN TRANSIT STATION - WILSON NEAR BROADWAY - ELEVATED TRAIN ABOVE - RAINY DAY - LATE 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WABASH - LOOKING N FROM MONROE - PEDESTRIANS - ELEVATED TRAIN ABOVE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - ILLINOIS WELCOME BUILDING - NOTE PART OF SOLDIERS FIELD BEHIND - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO LAUNDRY COMPANY - 4243 COTTAGE GROVE - STAFF LINED-UP IN WINDOWS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ED V. PRICE AND COMPANY MERCHANT TAILORS - 266 FRANKLIN - SOUVENIR - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LUTHERAN YOUTH BUILDING - 875 N DEARBORN PARKWAY - KLEIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - N OF 112TH - ROSELAND - BINROSE HOME FURNISHERS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - GIANT HEART - ON MEDICAL BALCONY - GUIDE IN UNIFORM - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW FORUM CAFETERIA - 64 W MADISON - TINTED - 1939


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BREWSTER HOTEL - DIVERSEY BLVD AND PINE GROVE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - VICTORIA HOTEL - ACROSS FROM GRANT PARK - TINTED - 1907


Friday, January 29, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - SANTA'S EXPRESS - INTERIOR - 2014 - EDITED FROM A BRUCE MOFFAT IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - CAR INTERIOR - NOTE ADS AND LEATHER HOLDING STRAPS - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ASHLAND AVENUE CAR BARN - MANY PULLMAN AND ONE PCC - 1952 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CROWD WATCHING UNKNOWN PARADE - PERHAPS POLISH - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CRAWFORD SAUSAGE COMPANY - STAFF AND TRUCKS ALL LINED UP - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COMISKEY PARK - 35TH AND SHIELDS - TICKET LINES - CITY SERIES - 1914 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WORLD'S FAIR - PANORAMA AERIAL - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WITH INTRAMURAL TRAMWAY - AERIAL - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION - PARK AREA AT WORLD'S FAIR - 1893 - EDITED FROM A E. R. WALKER IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION - ADMINISTRATION BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION - 1892


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLES AT 79TH - STREETCAR TURNING ONTO 79TH - MID 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER'S SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CLUB DELISA - GROUP TABLE PHOTO - FOUR SHOWS NIGHTLY - BREAKFAST DANCE MONDAY MORNINGS - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CLARK AND HALSTED - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CIVIC CENTER - CHRISTMAS TREE - NIGHT - ASSEMBLED FROM MANY TREES - c1965 - EDITED FROM A HEDRICH-BLESSING IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHILDREN PLAYING AT UNKNOWN BEACH - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO'S JUAN MIRO SCULPTURE - 69 W WASHINGTON - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO THEATER - NIGHT - PEOPLE WALKING BY - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES BARN BARN - TWO PCC STREETCARS - STONY ISLAND


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES - TROLLEY COACH - 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - NIGHT - LOOKING E FROM W OF MERCHANDISE MART - c1965


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - HIBBARD SPENCER BARTLETT WAREHOUSE - STEAMERS - c1910