Tuesday, October 02, 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

POSTER - CHICAGO - NORTH AVENUE BEACH - LIFE IS BETTER ON THE BEACH - DRAWING SUGGESTS 1920s STYLE - CONTEMPORARY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WINDY DAY ON LAKE MICHIGAN - WAVES CRASH AGAINST PIER - TINTED - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE PANORAMA FROM SHEDD AQUARIUM - WENDELLA TOUR BOAT - CITY BEAUTIFUL SERIES - NICE VERSION - c1965


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PANORAMIC AERIAL VIEW OF LAKEFRONT AND SKYLINE AROUND GRANT PARK - CALLED LOVELY LAKEFRONT -1974


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHEDD AQUARIUM AND NEW OCEANARIUM LOOKING INTO LAKE - AERIAL VIEW LOOKING E - c1990s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW OUTER DRIVE BRIDGE - AERIAL LOOKING E - TINTED - 1937


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - CALLED GREAT WHITEWAY - LOOKING W FROM E OF STATE - NIGHT- AERIAL - 1959


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AND MONROE - MONROE BUILDING AND UNIVERSITY BUILDING - TINTED - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEL PRADO HOTEL - COUPLES WALKING NEAR ENTRANCE - ON THE LEFT IS THE MIDWAY PLAISANCE WHICH JOINS JACKSON PARK TO WASHINGTON PARK - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - VIEW FROM SOUTH VERANDA - CARS PARKED IN DRIVEWAY - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - WHERE LAKE SHORE DRIVE MEETS N MICHIGAN AVE - AERIAL LOOKING S - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BATHING BEACH AND PIER - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - 1660 E HYDE PARK BLVD - NUMBER OF CHILDREN - LADIES SITTING ON PIER - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLACKHAWK RESTAURANT - RANDOLPH AND WABASH - NIGHT PICTURE - PICTURE OF ART KASSEL ORCHESTRA - LOGO - TINTED - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKY ROCKET CABARET RESTAURANT - DINE AND DANCE - OUTDOOR GARDEN - ROUTE 41 SKOKIE BLVD - 1938


ILLUSTRATION - CHICAGO - WELLS STREET BRIDGE - CHICAGO AND NORTHWESTERN DEPOT - FROM 5TH AVE - 1890


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH AND GOLD COAST - GROUND LEVEL - HUGE CROWD - PART OF AN HISTORICAL SERIES - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK AVE AND 61ST STREET - HANDSOME APARTMENT BUILDING - NOTE AWNINGS - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOUIS E MISHELI RESTAURANT DE LUXE - MICHIGAN AVE AND 11TH STREET - ITALIAN DISHES - MUSIC - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE ATLAS APARTMENTS - EAST CHICAGO IND - BEAUTIFUL COURTYARD BUILDING - 1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO- 36TH PLACE AND MICHIGAN BLVD - HANDSOME APARTMENTS - NOTE AWNINGS - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HALL OF SCIENCE DETAIL - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONGRESS HOTEL AND ANNEX - MICHIGAN AVE AND CONGRESS - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE SCHOOL PAINTING CLASS - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - AUGUSTANA HOSPITAL - CARS PARKED ON THE STREET - 1957


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YMCA HOTEL - ROOF GARDEN - 3 IMAGES - LOOKING E TOWARDS LAKE - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 63RD STREET - E FROM MONROE AVE - ELEVATED - STREETCAR - PEDESTRIANS - PYATT PHARMACY - 1908


Sunday, September 23, 2018

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