Thursday, January 28, 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

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AUTO SHOW - TUCKER EXHIBIT - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AUTO SHOW - MODEL WITH NEW OLDSMOBILE STARFIRE - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AUTO SHOW - GLAMOROUS MODEL BY CONVERTIBLE - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - NEW PARLOR CAR - 400 SERIES TRAINS - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHARLES F. GARDNER STORE - 2933 STATE - ALL KINDS OF REPAIRING DONE HERE - 3 MEN IN FRONT - 1899


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - WOMAN STANDING NEAR JAPAN EXHIBIT - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - BICYCLE DAY - DIFFERENT ERAS AND COSTUMES - 1934


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - 1831 YORK STEAM ENGINE - MAN IN PLUS-FOURS POSING - SNAPSHOT - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS EXPOSITION - GOLDEN TEMPLE OF JEHOL ROOF - 1933 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CARD PARTY - LARGE GROUP FAMILY AND FRIENDS - SNAPSHOT - c1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BROOKFIELD ZOO - POLAR BEAR AND CHRISTMAS TREE - 1980


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BROOKFIELD ZOO - LION SNARLING - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BROOKFIELD ZOO - BABY BROOKFIELD ARRIVES FROM INDIA - 1947


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BLIZZARD - WOMEN CROSSING STREET WITH UMBRELLA - 1903 - EDITED FROM DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BLIZZARD - STATE AT ADAMS - LOOKING SW - NOTE BERGHOF AT CORNER - 1903 - EDITED FROM A DAILY NEWS IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BLACKSTONE HOTEL ENTRANCE - NIGHT - COUPLE GOING TO CAR - 1958 - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE OF STEPHEN HEISER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BLACKHAWK RESTAURANT - WABASH - PEOPLE WAITING FOR LAUGH IT OFF SHOW - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BEACH OUTSIDE CHICAGO - MODEL POSING - EDITED FROM A HARRY A. ATWILL IMAGE - 1922


PHOTO - CHICAGO - AUDITORIUM THEATRE - INTERIOR - c1895 - EDITED FROM A J. W. TAYLOR IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - SNOWY DAY - CARRIAGES ON SIDEWALK - POLICEMAN - 1925


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - COP DIRECTING TRAFFIC - CHICAGO MOTOR COACH - NOTE OPEN FREE SIGN ON BALCONY - 1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ARMOUR COMPANY - DELIVERY WAGON AND DRIVER - 1919


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ARMITAGE AND GRAND - NOTE BERGHOFF SIGN - CHILI SIGN - PULLMAN STREETCARS - 1951 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ARMITAGE - STREETCAR TURNING - WOMAN WAITING TO CROSS STREET - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ADAMS FROM STATE - LOOKING W - THE FAIR STORE - THE BERGHOFF - CHRISTMAS SEASON - SNAPSHOT - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ADAMS FROM STATE - HOME FEDERAL SAVINGS -THE FAIR STORE - THE BERGHOFF - CHRISTMAS SEASON - SNAPSHOT - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ADAMS AND MICHIGAN - CHICAGO DAY PARADE - c1910


Wednesday, January 27, 2016

AD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - FASHIONS OF THE HOUR BOOKLET - BACK COVER - SPRING STREET SCENE - 1937


AD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - FASHIONS OF THE HOUR BOOKLET - BACK COVER - RUSH OF AUTUMN EVENING TRAFFIC - 1936


AD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - FASHION OF THE HOUR BOOKLET - LADIES' SUIT - PHOTO IN GRANT PARK - 1936


AD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - ATHENA UNDERWEAR FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN - 1915


AD - CHICAGO - MANDEL BROTHERS DEPARTMENT STORE - NEW LADIES' FASHIONS - DRAWING 3 WOMEN - SHOPPING SERVICE - 1920


AD - CHICAGO - L. A. BECKER COMPANY - FRANKLIN NEAR RANDOLPH - 20TH CENTURY SANITARY SODA FOUNTAIN - 1902


AD - CHICAGO - GREEN MILL SUNKEN GARDENS - LAWRENCE AND BROADWAY - FRIED CHICKEN DINNER 1.25 - DINE AND DANCE - 1920s


AD - CHICAGO - GAGE BROTHERS AND COMPANY CHICAGO - PRODUCERS OF CORRECT MILLINERY - 1910


AD - CHICAGO - FOSTER HOSE SUPPORTING COMPANY - 3877 COTTAGE GROVE - IMPROVE YOUR FIGURE AND PULL UP YOUR STOCKINGS - 1898


AD - CHICAGO - FORT DEARBORN HOTEL - LASALLE AT VAN BUREN - 1.50 PER DAY - 1916


AD - CHICAGO - ELECTRIC SERVICE MANUFACTURING- KEYSTONE INCANDESCENT LIGHTING - 349 MORE ORDERED FOR CHICAGO TROLLEY COACHES - 1951


AD - CHICAGO - EDISON LAMP WORKS - MARSHALL FIELD'S AS EXAMPLE OF GOOD LIGHT - CATHEDRAL OF ALL THE STORES - 1922


AD - CHICAGO - EDISON ELECTRIC APPLIANCE COMPANY - HUGHES ELECTRIC RANGE - WOMAN WITH DINNER READY FOR HUSBAND COMING HOME - 1920


AD - CHICAGO - DIAMOND SOUP COMPANY - CONDENSED SOUPS - 1900


AD - CHICAGO - DELTA AIR LINES - MONTAGE IMAGE OF PLANE UNLOADING NEXT TO MARSHALL FIELD'S - 1957


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HARMONY CAFETERIA - 58-60 W WASHINGTON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GREENE'S RESTAURANT - ASHLAND AT 94TH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GRAND TERRACE CAFE - 317 E 35TH - CHICAGO'S BEST KNOWN RENDEZVOUS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GOLDBLATT BROTHERS DEPARTMENT STORE - CHRISTMAS AND WAR VICTORY


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - GEORGE'S RESTAURANT AND COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 2873 BROADWAY AT SURF


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - G. J. ADAMS RESTAURANTS AND BARS


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - FLAMINGO SANDWICH SHOP - 117 E CHICAGO