Thursday, September 07, 2017

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 - STATE STREET AT NIGHT - PANORAMA - MID-1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - NIGHT - LOOKING N FROM NEAR VAN BUREN - ALWAYS QUIETER AT THIS END - 1961


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING NW FROM S OF WASHINGTON - WOOLWORTH - RELIANCE BUILDING - NICE VERSION - 1963


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE NEAR WASHINGTON - MISLABELLED AS MADISON - COLUMBUS BUILDING ON LEFT WAS AT S E CORNER OF WASHINGTON - c1920


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - NIGHT - SHOPPERS TRAFFIC - GROUND LEVEL LOOKING S FROM ABOUT WASHINGTON - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING S FROM N OF LAKE STREET - EARLY EVENING - TWIN COACH BUS - ELEVATED STATION - SHOWS IN DISTANCE - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING NE FROM OVER WASHINGTON - BUSES - NEWS STAND - MARSHALL FIELDS - OLD STREET LIGHTS - MID TO LATE 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARINA CITY - VIEW FROM A BALCONY WITH PEOPLE HAVING A PARTY - MARINA CITY COMPLETED IN 1964 - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - GARFIELD PARK LINE HEADED EAST ON CONGRESS EXPRESSWAY - 1964


PHOTO - CHICAGO - AERIAL PANORAMA - LOOKING S FROM ABOVE LINCOLN PARK - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

PRINT - CHICAGO - WABASH AVE - AERIAL LOOKING N FROM ADAMS - ELEVATED TRAINS - AWNINGS - WAGONS - TINTED - 1900


PRINT - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM MADISON - BOSTON STORE - HILLMAN'S - FIELD'S OLD STORE AND CLOCK - TRAM - CROWDS NOTE AWNINGS ON MASONIC TEMPLE BUILDING - TINTED - 1900


PRINT - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING E FROM LA SALLE AERIAL - POWERS' THEATRE - EARLY SHERMAN HOUSE - MASONIC TEMPLE IN CENTER DISTANCE - TRAMS - WAGONS - TINTED - 1900


PRINT - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER SCENE - STEAMER - TUG - WAREHOUSES - SCHLITZ BEER PAINTED SIGN - TINTED - 1900


BOOK COVER - CHICAGO - CTA AT 45 - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - 6000-SERIES RAPID TRANSIT CARS - TOUHY AVENUE ON HOWARD LINE DURING TESTS - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES PULLMAN STREETCAR - STORES BEHIND - 115TH AND HALSTED LINE - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CLARK AND LAKE - STREETCAR - ELEVATED STATION - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - LOOKING N FROM CONGRESS - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - NIGHT - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GROUP OF GRADE SCHOOL GIRLS IN COSTUME CALLED THE BLUE BELL DANCERS - 1911


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GROUP OF WOMEN DANCERS IN GYPSY COSTUMES - OPERA OR BALLET OR VAUDEVILLE - STUDIO PORTRAIT - CELEBRITY STUDIO - c1920


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LAWRENCE AVE - 4 YOUNG WOMEN WALKING NEAR ARAGON BALLROOM - SNAPSHOT - 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS BLOOD PLASMA - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NEWSBOYS WITH THEIR DELIVERY CARTS FULL OF ROLLED PAPERS - LAKE AND LARAMIE - 1934 - EDITED FROM THE CHICAGOLOGY SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT - TRACKS S OF HOWARD STREET - TWO MEN DOWN ON TRACKS - SIGN SAYS EDISON SERVICE - 1930


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT ELEVATED - HUMBOLDT PARK SECTION - TWO WORKERS - TRAIN APPROACHING - 1931


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT ELEVATED STATION AT 61ST STREET - NOTE ADS ON PLATFORM - TRAIN APPROACHING - 1944


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RAPID TRANSIT ELEVATED STRUCTURE - CERMAK ROAD STATION - TRAIN APPROACHING - TWO MEN ON PLATFORM


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH SIDE RAPID TRANSIT - ORIGINAL FORNEY STEAM ENGINE - BUILT FOR COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WORLD'S FAIR OF 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THREE WOMAN STANDING ON STEPS OF CORNER STORE - LOCATION UNKNOWN - SNAPSHOT - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL STREET - AFTER BIG SNOW STORM - PEOPLE WAITING FOR STREETCAR - SNAPSHOT


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - WOMAN STANDING WITH ELEVATED BEHIND - SNAPSHOT - 1943


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 92ND STREET - E FROM COMMERCIAL AVE - SOUTH CHICAGO - PEDESTRIANS - STREETCAR - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CITY HALL AND COUNTY BUILDING - CORNER AERIAL VIEW - TINTED - 1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EMERALD AVE - S FROM 69TH - APARTMENTS AND HOMES - YOUNG MAN STANDING IN STREET - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - COLONADES AND OTHER ARCHITECTURAL FEATURES - LOOKING N FROM NEAR WASHINGTON - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - INDIANA AVE - BETWEEN 47TH AND 48TH - APARTMENTS AND TOWNHOUSES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LA SALLE STREET - LOOKING TOWARDS BOARD OF TRADE - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - BOATERS NEAR THE GRANT MONUMENT - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MAJESTIC BUILDING AND THEATRE - MONROE BETWEEN STATE AND DEARBORN - AERIAL - TINTED - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN BOULEVARD (CALLED THAT ) - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL - CARS - DOUBLE-DECKER BUS - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MILWAUKEE AVE NEAR ASHLAND - AERIAL - SIGNS - NOTE RECORD-HERALD ON WALL - WAGONS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOLDIERS FIELD AND FIELD MUSEUM AND MICHIGAN AVE SKYLINE - AERIAL LOOKING NW - TINTED - 1942


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - LOOKING E ON MADISON FROM STATE - CROWDS - WAGONS - LOTS OF FLAGS - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND WASHINGTON - AERIAL - MARSHALL FIELD'S OLD STORE AND FIRST HALF OF NEW - TINTED - c1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL LOOKING S FROM LAKE ELEVATED - FIELDS IS BEING CLEANED - LOTS OF BUSES - CROWDS - 1961


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET FROM MONROE - CROWDS - BOY LOOKING AT CAMERA - TRAM - CARRIAGE - TINTED - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BAMBOO ROOM - COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL - 6930 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - MOST INTIMATE ROOM IN TOWN - 1950s