Thursday, August 11, 2016

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 - 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


Monday, February 1, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE AND ADAMS - AERIAL - CROWDS - CABLE CARS - GLICK AND HORNER SIGN - THE LEADER SIGN - DRY GOODS - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE - N FROM ADAMS - STEREO - AERIAL c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SOUTH WATER STREET - AERIAL - WAGONS - SOUTH HAVEN LINE OFFICE - ELEVATED - 1904 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SNOWMAN AND LITTLE GIRL BEHIND AN APARTMENT BUILDING - 1943 - EDITED FROM A RUS ARNOLD IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SNOW SWEEPER - UNKNOWN COMMERCIAL STREET - PEOPLE WATCHING - SNAPSHOT - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SKYLINE PANORAMA WITH FISH-EYE OPTICS - EVENING - CENTERED ON CHICAGO RIVER - 2000 - EDITED FROM THE GUARDIAN


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SKYLINE FROM RIVER - EVENING - c1965 - EDITED FROM A HEDRICH-BLESSING IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SKYLINE AND LAKEFRONT - AERIAL - LOOKING S FROM NORTH AVE BEACH - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SILVER FROLICS NIGHTCLUB - 400 N WABASH - LATER BECAME CHEZ PAREE - PULLMAN STREETCAR - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SILVER FROLICS NIGHT CLUB - 400 N WABASH - AUDIENCE AND WOMAN ONSTAGE - 1952 - EDITED FROM A LIFE MAGAZINE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SHEDD AQUARIUM - MAIN DOORS - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - SCHULZE'S BREAD COMPANY - MAKERS OF BUTTERNUT BREAD - DELIVERY VAN - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ROSENHEIM'S MARKET HOUSE COMPANY - BUSINESS WAGON - STONE APARTMENT BUILDING BEHIND - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ROOSEVELT ROAD ILLINOIS CENTRAL STATION - TRAIN APPROACHING - CONRAD HILTON - SNAPSHOT - 1955


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - NARCISSUS ROOM RESTAURANT - 1958


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELDS - GOOD MORNING BREAKFAST - FRONT COVER - 1958


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELDS - GOOD MORNING BREAKFAST - BACK COVER - WEDDING SERVICES - 1958


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELDS - BREAKFAST - INSIDE - 1958


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - THE CLOUD ROOM RESTAURANT - MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - AD FOR TIP TO TOE SHOP - SIXTH FLOOR - 1948


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - TEA ROOM AND GRILL - HOT DISHES AND SEA FOODS


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - TEA ROOM AND GRILL - ANNOUNCEMENT FOR PAGING AND TELEPHONES


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - AFTERNOON TEA - FROM 3 TO 5 O'CLOCK - 1959


MENU - CHICAGO - MAMBO CLUB RESTAURANT AND DANCE HALL - INSIDE - PERHAPS 1930s


MENU - CHICAGO - MAMBO CLUB RESTAURANT AND DANCE HALL - FRONT COVER - PERHAPS 1930s


MENU - CHICAGO - MAMBO CLUB RESTAURANT AND DANCE HALL - BACK COVER - PERHAPS 1930s


MENU - CHICAGO - LANDER'S RESTAURANT - TABLE D'HOTE DINNERS - 1945


MENU - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL - COFFEE ROOM LUNCHEON - INSIDE - 1973


MENU - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL - COFFEE ROOM LUNCHEON - COVER - 1973


MENU - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL - COFFEE ROOM LUNCHEON - BACK COVER - 1973


MENU - CHICAGO - LA SALLE HOTEL - COFFEE ROOM BREAKFAST - 1950s


MENU - CHICAGO - KUNGSHOLM - RUSH AND ONTARIO - LUNCHEON - WINE LIST - 1943