Monday, September 17, 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

ENGRAVING - CHICAGO - LA SALLE STREET TUNNEL UNDER THE CHICAGO RIVER - TWO IMAGES - 1890


AD - CHICAGO - HOTEL LA SALLE - MAGAZINE AD FEATURING NEW ROOF GARDEN - 1922


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA SALLE STREET - AERIAL - WAGONS PEDESTRIANS - ILLINOIS TRUST AND SAVINGS ON RIGHT - TINTED - ESPECIALLY NICE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HENRICI'S RESTAURANT - 67-71 W RANDOLPH - INTERIOR DINING ROOM - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MONROE STREET - W FROM WABASH GROUND LEVEL - PART OF AN ARTIST SERIES RESEMBLING IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS - WAGONS CROWDS - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA SALLE STATION - WITH ELEVATED STATION - AERIAL - THREE-QUARTER VIEW - TINTED - 1947


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HAYMARKET - W RANDOLPH STREET - ELEVATED VIEW DOWN CROWDED STREET - TINTED - c1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HAYMARKET - W RANDOLPH STREET - ELEVATED IMAGE ACROSS A SEA OF WAGONS - TINTED - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIRST NATIONAL BANK - MONROE AND DEARBORN - AERIAL - THREE-QUARTER VIEW - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEARBORN STREET - LOOKING S FROM MONROE - AERIAL - TINTED - c1910


Saturday, September 15, 2018

PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AND ROOSEVELT - CTA STREETCAR - TRAFFIC COP - TWIN COACH - 1953


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - MICHIGAN AND ADAMS - CARRIAGES PEDESTRIANS - STREET LEVEL LOOKING NE - NOTE NO TAFT GREAT LAKES STATUE YET - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LEWIS INSTITUTE - A COLLEGE ENDOWED BY ALLEN C LEWIS - MADISON AND ROBEY - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON AND STATE - AERIAL LOOKING W - LOOKING TOWARDS MORRISON HOTEL - THEN CALLED WORLD'S TALLEST - PART OF A SERIES FOR 1933 WORLD'S FAIR - MCVICKERS THEATER - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON STREET BRIDGE - AERIAL - PEOPLE WAGONS - PART OF I WILL SERIES - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AND MONROE - AERIAL LOOKING N - A 1937 PHOTO USED ON A LATER POSTCARD


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL - GRANT PARK- NOTE NO TREES YET AND BUILDING AT RANDOLPH - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL FROM AUDITORIUM ANNEX - GRANT PARK - YOUNG TREES - WAGONS - 2 MEN WALKING - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AND WACKER DRIVE - RIVER BRIDGE - AERIAL - NOTE THE WAY CARSWERE STOPPED FOR BRIDGE BY A MOVABLE BARRIER - 1934


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STERLING BUILDING - 737 N MICHIGAN AT SUPERIOR - STERLING INSURANCE COMPANY - AERIAL CORNER VIEW - NOTE OBSERVATORY DOME - TINTED - c1950


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RICKETT'S RESTAURANT AND BAR - 2727 N CLARK - 2 INTERIOR IMAGES - NOTE THE RESEMBLANCE OF THE MAN (LOWER RIGHT AT THE BAR) TO CARY GRANT - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EITEL'S MARINE ROOM RESTAURANT INTERIOR (NOTE THE EITEL FAMILY ALSO OWNED THE ORIGINAL OLD HEIDELBERG RESTAURANT AND THE BISMARCK HOTEL) - FIELD BUILDING - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SWISS CHALET RESTAURANT - BISMARCK HOTEL - COUPLE BEING SERVED DESSERT AT TABLE BY WAITER IN TUX - c1955


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOTUS ROOM RESTAURANT - LA SALLE HOTEL - COUPLE BEING SERVED DINNER AT TABLE BY WAITER IN TUX - 1950s


COCKTAIL NAPKIN - CHICAGO - STOUFFER'S TOP OF THE ROCK - 41ST FLOOR - PRUDENTIAL BUILDING - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA ELEVATED TRAIN TURNING ON TRACKS - AERIAL - 1954 - LOOKING E DOWN LAKE - PAULINA JUNCTION - I THINK THIS IMAGE ONE OF THE BEST I'VE SEEN FOR GIVING A "FEEL" FOR WHAT THE ELEVATED WAS LIKE WHEN I FIRST DISCOVERED IT - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


Saturday, June 02, 2018

PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AND RANDOLPH - LOOKING N - STREETCAR - STATE LAKE LOOP AND CHICAGO THEATERS - SWIFT SIGN - MARSHALL FIELD - 1954 - EDITED FROM CHICAGO HISTORY TODAY SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH PACIFIC RESTAURANT - 28-30 W RANDOLPH - EVENING


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - GROUND LEVEL- NIGHT - LOOKING E FROM UNITED ARTISTS THEATER - SOUTH PACIFIC RESTAURANT - ORIENTAL THEATER - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ALLERTON HOTEL - UPPER PORTION AND LIGHTED SIGN EVENING - 701 N MICHIGAN AVE - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY - EDITED FROM WARWICK HOTELS SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - LOOKING E - WABASH AVE BRIDGE UP - TWO LAKERS AND WENDELLA TOURIST BOAT - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 3729 N KEELER - STAIR-STEP APARTMENT BUILDING - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY - EDITED FROM CHICAGO PATTERNS SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 635 W BELDEN - WEDGE-SHAPED APARTMENT BUILDING - EDITED FROM CHICAGO PATTERNS SITE - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CALIFORNIA AND ARMITAGE - STREETCAR TURNING - NEIGHBORHHOOD PHARMACY AT CORNER APARTMENT BUILDING - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT - STATE STREET - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - NIGHT - 1972


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT DEPARTMENT STORE - STATE AND MADISON - CORNER VIEW AERIAL - IN ITS HEYDAY WITH CROWDS - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM NEAR ADAMS - IN MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL - NOTE BUS ON LEFT - OLD ENTRANCE OR EXIT FOR GARAGE - ON RIGHT PRUDENTIAL BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION - COMPLETED 1955