Sunday, June 03, 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

PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL - WOMAN AND GRANDDAUGHTER WALKING S BY WOOLWORTH'S - IN BACKGROUND IS ROOSEVELT THEATER WITH THEM - 1954 - EDITED FROM GORLLAS DONT BLOG SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL - SAME WOMAN AND GRANDDAUGHTER WALKING EARLIER - IN BACKGROUND IS STATE LAKE THEATER - SEE CHICAGO THEATER REFLECTED IN WINDOW - 1954 - EDITED FROM GORLLAS DONT BLOG SITE


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


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NORTH MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL - JOHN HANCOCK ON RIGHT - PEDESTRIANS - BUS - 1972


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - NIGHT - FROM STATE - PEDESTRIANS CARS SIGNS - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING DOOWN LIKELY FROM ELEVATED - BUSY WITH PEOPLE CARS STREETCARS - STATE LAKE THEATER - PART OF CHICAGO THEATER - 1950 - EDITED FROM CHICAGO NOW AND THEN SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL - VERY BUSY - MARINA CITY UNDER CONSTRUCTION - TWIN COACH BUSES - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING NW GROUND LEVEL FROM MARSHALL FIELD DOORWAY - SHOPPERS - TRAFFIC - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE DELPHI THEATER - AUDITORIUM - ONE OF A SMALL CHAIN OF BLACK THEATERS ON THE SOUTH SIDE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE FAIR DEPARTMENT STORE - 128 S STATE - NIGHT - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - DIVISION LINE STREETCAR - APARTMENT BUILDINGS AND STORES BEHIND - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - STREETCAR - PASSING APARTMENT BUILDING - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - W LAKE AND N FRANLKIN - CTA LAKE STREET LINE STREETCAR TURNING - DIAL SHAMPOO PAINTED WALL AD - EARLY 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY - MICHIGAN AND WASHINGTON - CARRIAGE - CABLE CAR - PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - c1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DAILY NEWS BUILDING - AERIAL - RIVER - STREETCARS - PART OF SERIES FOR 1933 WORLD 'S FAIR


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEARBORN - GROUND LEVEL - CARRIAGE - GREEN STREETCAR - PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MANDEL BROTHERS - STATE MADISON AND WABASH - 16 STORIES - 2 FLOORS BELOW GROUND - AERIAL THREE-QUARTERS VIEW - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - N END STATE STREET SIDE AERIAL PANORAMA - TIFFANY MOSAIC DOME - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - STATE AND WASHINGTON - THREE-QUARTERS VIEW GROUND LEVEL - AFTER STONE CLEANING - MID 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - STATE AND WASHINGTON - AERIAL THREE-QUARTER VIEW - TINTED - NOTE ON RIGHT BIT OF COLUMBUS BUILDING TORN DOWN IN 1959


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - STATE AND WASHINGTON - THREE-QUARTERS VIEW GROUND LEVEL - BEFORE SPACE-AGE STREET LIGHTS AND STONE BEING WASHED - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MENTOR BUILDING - STATE AND MONROE - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT STORE ON THE BOTTOM - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ROTHSCHILD DEPARTMENT STORE - STATE AND VAN BUREN - THREE-QUARTERS VIEW ELEVATED - TINTED - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SIEGEL COOPER AND COMPANY - STATE AND VAN BUREN - THREE-QUARTERS VIEW ELEVATED - LATER BECAME SEARS - PART OF SERIES I WILL - 1910


Thursday, September 07, 2017

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