Tuesday, June 19, 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 - 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


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - NOT THE ORIGINAL - EAST HYDE PARK BLVD AND THE LAKE - AERIAL PANORAMA - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - CROWDS - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - GIRLS IN DRESSES IN WATER - PEOPLE SITTING ON BEACH - PEOPLE SITTING ON BENCHES BY TREES - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK BEACH - HIGH WAVES - THREE MEN WALKING ALONG - REFECTORY IN DISTANCE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RAINBOW BEACH (CALLED THEN MANHATTAN BATHING BEACH) - 75TH AND LAKE - HUGE CROWD - NOTE FAIR STORE AD ON PAVILION - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN BEACH - CALLED BEACH BATHERS IN LAKE MICHIGAN - AERIAL - BIG CROWD - BOATS - LOOKING OUT TOWARDS LAKE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AVENUE BATHING BEACH - AERIAL PANORAMA - HUGE CROWD - TINTED - 1917


POSTER - CHICAGO - WOMAN ON BEACH WITH ARMS UP TO SUN - STYLIZED - NORTH AVENUE BEACH - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SHELL SERVICE STATION - UNKNOWN CORNER LOCATION - HEAVY SNOW CHRISTMAS SEASON - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED PASSING OVER EXPRESSWAY - PANORAMA -1960s


Friday, May 27, 2016

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