Sunday, December 14, 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:  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 - BEACH OF THE CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - HYDE PARK - NOTE SETTEES WITH AWNINGS - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BAVARIAN HOF-BRAU - 304 W NORTH AVE - ALPINE ROOM - MAIN DINING ROOM - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BATHING BEACH - UNIDENTIFIED - PEOPLE ON BEACH - NOTE LIGHTS ON POLES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BANK OF CHICAGO HEIGHTS - RESTAURANT AND LUNCH ROOM NEXT DOOR - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AUDITORIUM HOTEL - RESTAURANT INTERIOR - NICE VERSION - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AUDITORIUM HOTEL - NOTE MOBILGAS SIGN - SERVICEMEN'S CENTER SIGN - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ASHLAND ELECTRIC COMPANY - 1517 HADDON AVE NEAR MILWAUKEE - TWO SERVICE TRUCKS IN FRONT - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ASHLAND BOULEVARD - CARRIAGES - BICYCLE - BOY IN PLUS-FOURS ON CORNER - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ASHLAND - S OF HARRISON - STONE ROW HOUSES AND CHURCH - 1912


Saturday, December 13, 2014

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - MCKINLOCK COURT - STUDENTS DRAWING A MODEL


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - LOOKING FROM MICHIGAN AVE - YOUNG TREES - CAR - BUGGY - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - FERGUSAN FOUNTAIN - STATUE AT MICHIGAN - HEAVY TRAFFIC - TINTED - 1931


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ARSONIA CAFE - 1652 MADISON - 4 IMAGES - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ANGEL GUARDIAN ORPHANAGE - 2001 DEVON - INTERIOR - BOYS AT WORK BENCHES - 1944


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 6035-45 PRAIRIE AVE - APARTMENT BUILDING - 1909


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BERGHOFF'S RESTAURANT BASEMENT - A WAITER CARRYING MANY STEINS OF BEER - END OF PROHIBITION - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BEATRICE FOODS - TREASURER'S OFFICE - 1913


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BEATRICE FOODS - CREAMERY - SEPARATOR DEMONSTRATION BY BY TWO WOMEN - 1913


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BEATRICE CREAMERY COMPANY - 1526 S STATE - MEADOW GOLD BUTTER TRUCK - IN FRONT OF MUSEUM - LATE 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - WEST LOBBY WALL - 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND - EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - STAIRWAY TO BATHROOMS - 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND - EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - PANORAMA OF LOBBY - 79TH STREET NEAR STONY ISLAND - EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - AVALON THEATER - EDITED FROM AFTER THE FINAL CURTAIN SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ASHLAND AND ROSE - CTA WITT STREETCAR - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE GROUNDS - FASHIONS FROM VARIOUS UPSCALE STORES - LOUIS SULLIVAN'S STOCK EXCHANGE ARCH - 1983


PHOTO - CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - 5337 S HYDE PARK BLVD - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ANN WINTERS - MAURICE STUDIO - SILVER FROLICS' PARIS-CHICAGO REVIEW - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - AMTRACK TURBO TRAIN - 1975


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 47TH STREET - MAN HAVING A SHOE-SHINE - WOMAN WALKING WITH CHILDREN - ELEVATED - 1941


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - CAFE DE ALEX - 80 W RANDOLPH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - C AND J FOOD AND LIQUORS - 216 E 83RD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BUD'S ALL-NITE RESTAURANT - 72 W VAN BUREN - HUNGER REMOVED WHILE YOU WAIT


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BRYN MAWR LIQUORS - 1101 BRYN MAWR - 2015 W HOWARD - FREE DELVERY ANY TIME ANYWHERE


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BROADCAST CORNED BEEF HASH - AMERICA'S NATIONAL FOOD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - BOUSHELLE RUG CLEANING - FELLINGERIZING DRY CLEANING - 200 E MARQUETTE ROAD


LABEL - NORTH AVE ROLLERWAY SKATING RINK - NORTH AND RIVER


LUGGAGE LABEL - CHICAGO - WEBSTER HOTEL


LUGGAGE LABEL - CHICAGO - THE DRAKE HOTEL


LUGGAGE LABEL - CHICAGO - STEVENS HOTEL


LUGGAGE LABEL - CHICAGO - MORRISON HOTEL


LUGGAGE LABEL - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL


LUGGAGE LABEL - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL 2


LUGGAGE LABEL - CHICAGO - HOTEL SHERMAN


LUGGAGE LABEL - CHICAGO - HOTEL BREVOORT


LUGGAGE LABEL - CHICAGO - HARRISON HOTEL


LUGGAGE LABEL - CHICAGO - CONRAD HILTON HOTEL


LUGGAGE LABEL - CHICAGO - CONGRESS HOTEL


LUGGAGE LABEL - CHICAGO - CHICAGO MILWAUKEE ST PAUL MINNEAPOLIS - HIAWATHA


LUGGAGE LABEL - CHICAGO - AUDITORIUM HOTEL