Monday, June 11, 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 - WELLS STREET - PEOPLE CROSSING UNDER THE ELEVATED STRUCTURE - SNOWY - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - WINTER - NIGHT - LOOKING N FROM RANDOLPH - CHICAGO THEATER - NEWSSTAND FOREGROUND - PEDESTRIANS - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET AND UNKNOWN INTERSECTION - HUGE CROWD OF CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS - DEER DECORATIONS - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - W SIDE OF STATE JUST S OF WASHINGTON - SHOPPING CROWD IN FRONT OF WOOLWORTH STORE - 1938


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING W FROM A BLOCK AND A HALF E OF STATE - c 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED TRAIN - INTERIOR WITH PASSENGERS - 1943


PHOTO - CHICAGO- STATE STREET NEAR ADAMS - PCC STREETCAR STOPPED IN FRONT OF FAIR STORE - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN IN YELLOW BATHING SUIT SITTING ON THE ROCKS BY THE LAKE - 1940s - EDITED FROM A CHARLES CUSHMAN IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN WITH CLASSIC 1940s HAIR IN YELLOW BATHING SUIT STANDING - PROMONTORY PARK 55TH STREET - 1940s - EDITED FROM A CHARLES CUSHMAN IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN IN BLUE SWIM SUIT LYING ON ROCKS BY LAKE - 1940s - EDITED FROM A CHARLES CUSHMAN IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TWO WOMEN LYING ON THE ROCKS BY THE LAKE - 1940s - EDITED FROM A CHARLES CUSHMAN IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - YOUNG WOMEN IN BATHING SUITS SHOWERING NEAR THE LAKE - 1943 - EDITED FROM A CHARLES E STEINHEIMER IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WOMAN IN BATHING SUIT LYING ON BOARD NEAR LAKE - 1920s - EDITED FROM A HARRY A ATWELL IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TWO WOMEN IN SWIM SUITS AND BATHING CAPS BACK-TO-BACK AT EDGE OF LAKE - 1922 - EDITED FROM A HARRY A ATWELL IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE RUSH AND CEDAR - CTA PCC STREETCAR - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CLARK AND MADISON - PCC STREETCAR - TRAFFIC COP - HOTEL PLANTERS - PEDESTRIANS - WIMPY - BORDEN MILK SIGN - 1950s


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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