Friday, May 27, 2016

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

PHOTO - CHICAGO - NORTH AVENUE BEACH - CHICAGO SKYLINE - AERIAL - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AVE BATHING BEACH - LARGE CROWD AT WATER - PEOPLE SITTING UNDER STRUCTURE BEHIND - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN BEACH - CALLED CHICAGO BEACH - CHILDREN ON SHORE - LADIES ON PIER WITH UMBRELLAS - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1922


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MONTROSE-WILSON BEACH - WOMAN SITTING UNDER BEACH UMBRELLA - CROWD IN DISTANCE - DARK SKY - NICE VERSION - 1947


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - BIG CROWDS ON WALKWAY AND ROAD - AERIAL - TINTED - NICE VERSION - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL AND RECREATION GROUNDS - AERIAL - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EDGEWATER BEACH HOTEL - AERIAL PANORAMA OF SURROUNDINGS - 1951


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - PANORAMA - TINTED - 1907


Wednesday, March 02, 2016

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AT RANDOLPH - LOOKING NE - WALGREENS - ZENITH STORE - BUS STATION - FIELDS - CROWDS - 1959


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND WASHINGTON - LOOKING NW - MARSHALL FIELDS CORNER VIEW - NICE VIEW OF OLDER SECTION AT WABASH - 1964


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - LAGOON - IRON BRIDGE - TOUR BOAT - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ROCK ISLAND BUILDING - 71ST AND STEWART - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WORLD'S FAIR - GRAND BASIN - NIGHT - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE FRONT - MICHIGAN AVE BEHIND - MAN STANDING


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NEW CTA TRANSIT CARS - BICENTENNIAL LIVERY - 1976


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SIEGEL COOPER DEPARTMENT STORE - LATER SEARS - YOUNG WOMAN GRADUATE - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH WATER STREET MARKET - AERIAL - PACKED WITH WAGONS - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THREE YOUNG WOMEN - UNKNOWN LAKE FRONT - SNAPSHOT - 1945


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN SECTION OF CLARK - BEN BEY CIGAR SIGN - OPEN PIT SIGN - PCC - 1957


PRINT - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - STEAMER - ROWBOAT - TURNTABLE BRIDGE - 1895


Saturday, January 30, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N FROM AUDITORIUM HOTEL - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N - MAN WITH CAMERA STANDING IN GRANT PARK - 1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - LOOKING N - MAN STANDING - 1909


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - EVENING - CHRISTMAS LIGHTS - BUS - 1961 - EDITED FROM A CALVIN HUTCHINSON IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - CHRISTMAS DAY 1964 - EDITED FROM A CALVIN HUTCHINSON IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - AT ONTARIO - SNAPSHOT - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - 3 WOMEN WALKING HEADS DOWN IN BLIZZARD - 1934


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AND WATER TOWER - 1927 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AND JACKSON - LOOKING N - STYLISH WOMAN WAITING AT CURB - I THINK THIS IS A JOHN VACHON IMAGE - 1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MERCURY DISPLAY - AUTO SHOW - MISS CHICAGO - SNAPSHOT - 1946


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MERCHANDISE MART - UNDER CONSTRUCTION - 1929


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAYOR CERMAK AND MRS CERMAK WITH ELEANOR ROOSEVELT - CHARITY DO - 1933 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MAXWELL AND HALSTED - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MASONIC TEMPLE BUILDING - STATE STREET - THEN TALLEST IN CITY - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S ELEVATOR OPERATOR IN UNIFORM - 1940s - EDITED FROM A LIFE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S WALNUT ROOM - CHRISTMAS TREE WITH PEOPLE HAVING LUNCH - 1959 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - TEA ROOM - LADIES IN BIG HATS - AERIAL - 1909 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - SOON AFTER NEW BUILDING COMPLETE - STATE STREET - STREETCARS - SHOPPERS - 1908


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELDS - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - SNAPSHOT - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - CHRISTMAS DECORATION ON MAIN FLOOR - 1960s - EDITED FROM A HEYDRICH-BLESSING IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD CHRISTMAS WINDOW - TOYS - 1928 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MANHATTAN (RAINBOW) BEACH - PLATFORM IN WATER - LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MANDEL BROTHERS CHRISTMAS WINDOW - KIDS' FACES - 1959


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MADISON STREET - GRIFFITH AND GRIFFITH - STEREO - 1902


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MADISON STREET - AERIAL - AFTER SNOWSTORM - 1918 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MADISON AND WELLS - RAINY NIGHT - NOTE MAURICE'S AND LA BOHEME RESTAURANT - 1922 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LOOP AREA - AERIAL - AIRPLANE SHOT - 1963


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY - COMPLETE MODERN COAL MINE - DEMONSTRATIONS DAILY