Friday, January 3, 2014

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:  jc60649@yahoo.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:

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 SO RAPID NOW

PHOTO - CHICAGO - DAILY NEWS OFFICES - COMPOSIT ROOM - NOTE ALL THE WORKERS - 1929


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - VIEW FROM ARMITAGE AVE PLATFORM - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - JACKSON PARK - HOWARD LINE - 8-CAR TRAIN - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CTA RAPID TRANSIT - DOUGLAS PARK LINE - VIEW DOWNTOWN - 1958


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WORLD'S FAIR - CENTRAL LAGOON - AERIAL - 1893


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CLARK AND WELLS - 2 PCC STREETCARS - 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SURFACE LINES PCC STREETCAR - MADISON-AUSTIN LINE - PICKING UP PASSENGERS


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - PASSENGER STEAMERS DOCKED NEAR MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - AERIAL - NOTE BURLINGTON ZEPHYR BILLBOARD - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - ONE OF NEW NAVY PATROL BOATS - BRIDGES OPENED AS SALUTE - MUST HAVE BEEN POPULAR WITH TRAFFIC - 1972


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - FRENCH NAVY DESTROYER GUEPRATTE DOCKING - I REMEMBER VISITING - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CAB STRIKE SCENE - WALGREEN - CENTRAL CIGARS - MOUNTED POLICE - CHECKER CABS - 1937


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BEAUTIFUL NEIGHBORHOOD STREET - 2 WOMEN TALKING - ST MARY OF THE ANGELS CHURCH AT1850 N HERMITAGE - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - NORTH LION WITH WREATH - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON LIVING IN TOKYO SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 920 N MICHIGAN - ROOF GARDEN OF ANDREW SVENDSEN - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION WORLD'S FAIR - FOUNTAIN OF THE REPUBLIC - KITSCH ON A GRAND SCALE - 1893


AD - CHICAGO - SWIFT'S PREMIUM HAMS - SWIFT'S CLASSIC CALENDAR - SEND TO STOCK YARDS STATION - 1901


AD - CHICAGO - JELKE COMPANY - 757 S WASHTENAW - GOOD LUCK MARGARINE - TEA SANDWICHES - c1920


AD - CHICAGO - CURTISS CANDY COMPANY - BABY RUTH BARS AS HEALTH FOOD - 1939


AD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO THEATRE - GRAND OPENING - 1921


AD - CHICAGO - BALABAN AND KATZ THEATERS - CHICAGO AND ROOSEVELT AND ORIENTAL AND MCVICKERS - 1928


AD - CHICAGO - ARMOUR AND COMPANY - BEEF TEA - ARMOUR'S EXTRACT OF BEEF - 1900


Friday, November 1, 2013

PHOTO - CHICAGO - PROTOTYPE STREAMLINED STREETCAR - 4001 - INTERIOR - 1934


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PEOPLES GAS LIGHT AND COKE - CRAWFORD AND CANAL - EARLY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PEOPLE'S COLD STORAGE - 13TH AND CHICAGO - WAGON AND WORKERS - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PARADE FLOAT FOR ROCK ISLAND - ROSELAND THEATER - 1962


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PALOS PARK FOREST PRESERVE - SWALLOW CLIFF TOBOGGAN SLIDE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PALMOLIVE BUILDING - LOWER PART - BILLBOARD FOR WOMAN'S BOARD ST LUKES - c1930


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ONE OF THE RAKLIOS RESTAURANTS - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ONE OF CITY'S NEW METER MAIDS WRITING A TICKET - QUITE A HAIR-DO - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OLD COMISKEY PARK - HOME OF THE WHITE SOX - FRONT GATES - 1942


PHOTO - CHICAGO - O'HARE FIELD - NEW HELICOPTER SERVICE TO DOWNTOWN - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OAK STREET BEACH - DURING HEAT WAVE - CROWD ESTIMATE 50,000 - 1928


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NORWOOD PARK - 6200 W DEVON - JENSEN TOBOGGAN SLIDES


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NEW SUN-TIMES BUILDING - TUBE SWITCHING POINT FOR PNEUMATIC SYSTEM - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NEW CTA BUS - KIMBALL ROUTE - PICKING UP PASSENGERS IN NEIGHBORHOOD - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DANCE TEACHERS CONVENTION - 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MISS PHOTOFLASH BEAUTY QUEEN - 1959


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MILDRED MOORE - WAITRESS AT AT COFFEE SHOP RESTAURANT - CLARK AND EUCLID - 1936


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MIDWAY AIRPORT - AMERICAN AIRLINES DC-3 IN FRONT OF TERMINAL


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MIDWAY - WINTER - TOBOGGAN RUN - GROUP OF BOYS - EARLY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MID-NORTH NEIGHBORHOOD - ROW HOUSES - 1975


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AT RIVER - LOOKING N - AERIAL - BRIDGE OPENING - 1952 - EDITED FROM A WIL DEPPE IMAGE


Friday, December 14, 2012

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YE BALTIMORE INN RESTAURANT - QUINCY BETWEEN STSTE AND DEARBORN - A DIFFERENT INTERIOR - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WELLINGTON HOTEL - INDIAN CAFE - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON PARK - FOUNTAIN - GROUP OF PEOPLE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - SCHOOL OF EDUCATION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRAIN - WABASH - THE BLUE BIRD - OBSERVATION CAR - 1955


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO MILWAUKEE AND ST PAUL - THE OLYMPIAN - DESCENDING EAST SLOPE OF THE ROCKIES - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TRAIN - CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN - DINING CAR - PASSENGERS AND STAFF - 1939