Sunday, September 23, 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

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MONTROSE-WILSON BEACH - PANORAMA WITH WOMAN IN FOREGROUND UNDER A LARGE BEACH UMBRELLA - BACKGROUND SKY OVERCAST - AN ICONIC IMAGE - NICE VERSION - 1945


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BEACH AT JACKSON PARK - BIG CROWD WALKING SITTING IN CARRIAGES - NOTE MUCH OF SHORE IS BRICKS - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AVE BEACH - GROUND LEVEL LOOKING N - HUGE CROWD - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AVENUE BATHING BEACH - HUGE CROWD MOSTLY STANDING DRESSED BY WATER - NOTE LONG SITTING PAVILION LEFT BACKGROUND - TINTED - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH AND GOLD COAST - ALMOST NO ONE ON BEACH - PANORAMA LOOKING N FROM UNDER A TREE - PART OF CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES - MID - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH AND GOLD COAST - BIG WAVES IN THE LAKE - 1964


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH AND GOLD COAST - PANORAMA LOOKING N - 1961


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CLARENDON MUNICIPAL BATHING BEACH - AERIAL - BUILDING AND FACILITIES - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - 5555 N SHERIDAN ROAD - AERIAL PANORAMA WITH BEACH AND LAKE - TINTED - 1951


Monday, August 27, 2018

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HARDING'S COLONIAL ROOM RESTAURANT - 21 S WABASH AVE - HOSTESS AND TWO WAITRESSES - "WONDERFUL FOOD AT REASONABLE PRICES" - NICE VERSION - 1959


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WHITE CASTLE TRUCK - JOHN'S BAKE SHOP - 653-671 W 83RD - BUNS FOR WHITE CASTLE HAMBURGERS - TRUCK IN FRONT OF KRUMDICK AND SONS AUTO PAINTING - c1930


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GROUP OF FRIENDS POSED BEFORE OR AFTER SOFTBALL GAME - NOTE THE TWO SOFTBALLS HELD BY THE MAN WITH THE BATS - THEY APPEAR TO BE THE 16-INCH "CHICAGO SOFTBALLS" WE PLAYED WITH AS KIDS AND WHICH REQUIRED NO MITTS OR SPECIAL EQUIPMENT - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - J R BEIERSDORF AND BRO - PORK PACKERS CHICAGO - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OUTER DRIVE LINK BRIDGE - AERIAL PANORAMA - SURROUNDING SKYLINE - YOU CAN SEE THE "BABY RUTH" SIGN ON THE FACTORY NEAR THE RIVER CLEARLY - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1950?


Sunday, August 26, 2018

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GREEN STREET - S OF 65TH - BEAUTIFUL TREE-LINED STREET OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS - CHICAGO AT ITS BEST - TWO WOMEN WITH BABY STROLLER - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BOY IN SHIRT AND TIE KNEELING IN A WAGON WITH SIGN FOR THE CHICAGO DAILY NEWS - c1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KIMBALL PIANOS - MYRTLE ELVYN SITTING AT A KIMBALL GRAND PIANO


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KIMBALL PIANOS - BACK OF CARD WITH SLOGAN THE ARTIST'S FAVORITE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HANDSOME FRAME HOUSE WITH FAMILY POSED ON PORCH - NOTE ON SIDE ENTRANCE SIGN FOR MARINCELLO BEAUTY SHOP - 1910s


POSTCARD- CHICAGO - WILSON BATHING BEACH (CALLED THAT) - PANORAMA - BIG CROWD - NOTE SIGN FOR NIGHT BATHING - c1908


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

PHOTO - CHICAGO - WESTERN AND LAWRENCE - CALIFORNIAN RESTAURANT - TWIN COACH BUS - COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BANK - VERY TYPICAL NEIGHBORHOOD SHOPPING STREET - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OLD HEIDELBERG RESTAURANT BUILDING - 14 W RANDOLPH - 2000 - EDITED FROM A WAYNE LORENTZ IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - AERIAL LOOKING W EVENING - WOODS THEATER - MAGIKIST - FIELDS CLOCK - 1980s - EDITED FROM STREETSANDSOUL SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING W - UNITED ARTISTS - WOODS - TOFFENETTI - HENRICI - SOUTH PACIFIC - 1959 - EDITED FROM CINEMATREASURE SITE


PHOTO -CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING W FROM STATE - CROWDS - TRAFFIC - DE METS - OLD HEIDELBERG - ORIENTAL THEATER - 1957 - EDITED FROM AN ALLAN ZIRLIN IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL FROM ART INSTITUTE - PEDESTRIANS - PRUDENTIAL BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION - OPENED 1955


PHOTO - CHICAGO - QUEEN ELIZABETH WITH MAYOR RICHARD DALEY - ROYAL TOUR FOR ST LAWRENCE SEAWAY OPENING - 1959


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - QUEEN ELIZABETH'S PARADE - AERIAL LOOKING N - 1959


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NORTH AVE BEACH - BIG CROWD - NOTE THE ROPED-OFF AREAS - c1950 - EDITED FROM A PARK DISTRICT IMAGE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KENMORE AVE - S FROM BERWYN - TREE-LINED STREET OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS - ANTIQUE CAR - 1912


Saturday, August 12, 2017

PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOODS THEATER - 54 W RANDOLPH - HENRICI'S AND TOFFENETTI'S ON RIGHT - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNITED ARTISTS THEATER - 45 W RANDOLPH - 1700 SEATS - ORIENTAL IN BACKGROUND - 1946


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM ELEVATED - CHICAGO AND STATE LAKE THEATERS - BUSES - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ROOSEVELT THEATER - 110 N STATE - 1954


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ROOSEVELT THEATER - 110 N STATE - 1946


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIALTO THEATER - 336 S STATE AT W VAN BUREN - VAUDEVILLE AND BURLESQUE - 1500 SEATS


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH THEATRE - 14-16 W RANDOLPH - SITE LATER OF OLD HEIDELBERG - 1926


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MONROE THEATER - 57 W MONROE - THE FORMER INTER-OCEAN NEWSPAPER BUILDING - BUDWEISER INN NEXT DOOR - ONLY 950 SEATS - 1936


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MCVICKERS THEATER - 25 W MADISON - OPENED IN 1922 AFTER SEVERAL THEATERS AT THE SITE - OVER 2000 SEATS - 1923


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COMMODORE THEATER - 3105 W IRVING PARK ROAD - NEIGHBORHOOD THEATER WITH JUST UNDER 1000 SEATS - 1924


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CLARK THEATER - 11 N CLARK - HOTEL PLANTERS - WIMPY'S - 1960 - EDITED FROM A STEVE LEWANDOWSKI IMAGE


MENU - CHICAGO - HOE SAI GAI RESTAURANT - 75-85 W RANDOLPH - INSIDE ONE - 1941


MENU - CHICAGO - HOE SAI GAI RESTAURANT - 75-85 W RANDOLPH - INSIDE TWO - 1941


MENU - CHICAGO - HOE SAI GAI RESTAURANT - 75-85 W RANDOLPH - INSIDE THREE - 1941


MENU - CHICAGO - ST CLAIR HOTEL - 1943