Tuesday, April 25, 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

PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING N FROM MADISON - CROWDS SHOPPING - BUSES - TAXIS - SNAPSHOT - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET AT RANDOLPH - LOOKING N - MARSHALL FIELD'S WALGREEN'S CHICAGO AND LOOP THEATERS - CHRISTMAS SEASON - SNAPSHOT - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AND ROOSEVELT - PCC STREETCAR LETTING OFF PASSENGERS AT ISLAND - 1948


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET BRIDGE - LIFTED FOR STEAMER ROOSEVELT ON RIVER - TINTED - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET BASCULE BRIDGE - LIFTED FOR STEAMER WITH MAST - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET BASCULE BRIDGE - LIFTED FOR EXCURSION STEAMER - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - FROM WOOLWORTH TO MARINA CITY - SHOPPING CROWDS - FLAGS - NICE VERSION - MID 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CROWD OF PEDESTRIANS CROSSING - LOOKING N FROM NEAR MADISON - STREETCARS - CARS - TINTED - 1927


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MENTOR BUILDING - STATE STREET AT MONROE - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


BOX - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S CHRISTMAS GIFT BOX - THEY WERE DIFFERENT EACH YEAR - YEAR UNKNOWN


Friday, April 21, 2017

BOX - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S CHRISTMAS GIFT BOX - THEY WERE DIFFERENT EACH YEAR - YEAR UNKNOWN - LIKELY 1960s


AD - CHICAGO - WILLOUGHBY AND HILL DEPARTMENT STORE - MADISON AND CLARK - BUILDING-CUTAWAY DIAGRAM - 240 POUNDS OF BUTTER MADE EACH MORNING - OYSTER HOUSE - 1889


PHOTO - CHICAGO - AUTO SHOW - DESOTO EXHIBIT - 1951


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BOSTON DEPARTMENT STORE - CORNER AERIAL VIEW - NW CORNER STATE AND MADISON - 1946


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - LAKE STREET BRIDGE - CTA ELEVATED TRAIN 2000 SERIES - 1964


PHOTO - CHICAGO - FOUR WOMEN AT LUNCH HOUR WATCHING CONSTRUCTION SITE FOR EQUITABLE BUILDING - E SIDE OF MICHIGAN AVE JUST N OF RIVER - EDITED FROM A SUN-TIMES IMAGE - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - PARK WORKER CLEARING SNOW FOR UNKNOWN PURPOSE - MICHIGAN AVE TRAFFIC BEHIND - MID-1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GROUP OF WOMEN POSING BY UNKNOWN LOCATION ON LAKEFRONT - SNAPSHOT - 1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - LESS-THAN-ENTHUSIASTIC WAITRESS OFFERING A WORLD'S FAIR SANDWICH TO A COLLEGE-BOY GUIDE - CHOPPED BACON AND MAYONNAISE - HALL OF SCIENCE - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PARADISE THEATER - 231 N CRAWFORD AVE (LATER N PULASKI) W GARFIELD PARK - LINE-UP UNDER MARQUEE - OPENING YEAR 1928


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SEARS ROEBUCK AND COMPANY HEAD OFFICE - CASHIER'S DEPARTMENT - NUMBER 28 OF A SERIES CALLED COUNTING THE MONEY - STEREO IMAGE - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SEARS ROEBUCK AND COMPANY HEAD OFFICE - EMPLOYEES' HOSPITAL - NUMBER 50 OF A SERIES CALLED A CORNER IN THE EMPLOYEES' HOSPITAL - STEREO IMAGE - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - THE FAIR STORE - 128 S STATE STREET - NIGHT - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - 1961


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - LOOKING E FROM THE W END OF THE DOWNTOWN BRANCH - MERCHANDISE MART - 1968


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOUGLAS PARK - CONSERVATORY - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH AMERICAN OYSTER HOUSE AND RESTAURANT - DINING ROOM - NW CORNER STATE AND MONROE - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SIEGEL COOPER AND COMPANY DEPARTMENT STORE - STATE STREET AND VAN BUREN - LATER THE BUILDING BECAME THE MAIN SEARS STORE - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE JEWEL LAUNDRY - 1730 GREENLEAF AVE - BUILDING FROM STREET - DELIVERY WAGON ON SIDE - TINTED - 1917


Thursday, August 11, 2016

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET AT WASHINGTON - LOOKING N - ON A BUSY DAY - CROWD BY MARSHALL FIELDS - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING S FROM NEAR WASHINGTON - AERIAL - FIELDS ON LEFT - COLUMBUS BUILDING NEXT - CROWDS AND TRAFFIC - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - SCENES - THE GERMAN BUILDING FROM 1993 WORLD'S FAIR - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MONROE - W FROM WABASH - IMPRESSIONIST-STYLE PAINTING - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - AERIAL - LOOKING NE - TINTED - 1947


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BALABAN AND KATZ CHICAGO THEATER - 175 N STATE - AERIAL - OPENED 1921 THE YEAR OF THE DEMILLE MOVIE BEING SHOWN - 3880 SEATS


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING N - VJ DAY CROWD - 1945


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING N - HUGE CROWDS - TRAMS - NOTE MARSHALL FIELD'S JUST-COMPLETED SECOND - 1907


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE LAKE THEATER - SIGN FOR DITTMAR'S OPENING SOON - ARMORED CAR - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AT WASHINGTON - MARSHALL FIELD'S CLOCK - POPULAR MEETING PLACE - 1947 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AT WASHINGTON - CHRISTMAS SEASON - HUGE CROWDS - TAXI - STREETCARS - SUBWAY UNDER CONSTRUCTION - EARLY 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AT MADISON - LOOKING SE - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT - YELLOW CAB - SNAPSHOT - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AT ADAMS - LOOKING NW - CHRISTMAS SEASON - THE FAIR STORE - SNAPSHOT - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AND RANDOLPH - LOOKING S E - MARSHALL FIELD'S - BIG CROWD ON STREET - SNAPSHOT - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - CHRISTMAS - MANDEL BROTHERS' RIGHT - LOOKING N - 1952 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - AERIAL - LOOKING N - STEREO - c1920


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - AERIAL - CARSON'S ON RIGHT - WAGONS AND PEDESTRIANS ON STREET - LOOKING E - 1907


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AND ADAMS - THE REPUBLIC BUILDING - YORK LADIES WEAR - O'CONNOR AND GOLDBERG SHOES - 1960