Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOUIS XIV CANDY SHOP - 41 S STATE STREET AT MONROE - INTERIOR - NICE VERSION - TINTED - 1908


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