Tuesday, March 29, 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 - UNION STOCK YARDS - STEERS AND COWBOYS - ONE STANDING ON FENCE - PANORAMA VIEW - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON PARK - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE ARISTOCRATS OF SONG CHOIR - 2535 W 103RD PLACE - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RUSH STREET BRIDGE - HUGE CROWD AND CARRIAGES - MAN SWEEPING FOR HORSES - NOTE WISCONSIN STEAMER SIGN - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PEOPLES GAS LIGHT AND COKE BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW POST OFFICE DOME - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEW KAISARHOF HOTEL - 314-328 CLARK - NEAR JACKSON - TINTED - NICE VERSION - LATER ATLANTIC - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE AND CONGRESS EXPRESWAY ENTRANCE - PICK CONGRESS HOTEL - AERIAL - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - CONGRESS HOTEL - AUDITORIUM HOTEL - FINE ARTS BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - METROPOLITAN ELEVATED RAILROAD TERMINAL - AERIAL - MANY TRAINS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK ZOO - AFRICAN ANTELOPE - PEOPLE BEHIND FENCE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - FOUNTAIN - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENTRAL DEPOT - CARRIAGES IN FRONT - TINTED - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL - 267 S DEARBORN - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - SMALL TREES - LOOKING W TO MICHIGAN AVE - NOTE BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRAND CENTRAL STATION - FIFTH AVE AND HARRISON - AERIAL - 1917


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GEORGE F HARDING MUSEUM - 4853 LAKE PARK - TWO MOUNTED KNIGHTS - 1946


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GEORGE F HARDING MUSEUM - 4853 LAKE PARK - TWO MOUNTED KNIGHTS - CARD BACK - 1946


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - MAN ROWING - SWANS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEARBORN STREET STATION - TRUCKS AND CARS IN FRONT - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CRUISE SHIP HEADING INTO LAKE - NAVY PIER - COAST GUARD - LIGHTHOUSE - 1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLISEUM INTERIOR - SUMMER GARDEN - HUGE CROWD - TINTED - c1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - RUSH STREET BRIDGE - AERIAL SHIPS - PEOPLE ON BRIDGE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - JACKKNIFE BRIDGE - ELEVATED TRAIN - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - FROM RUSH STREET BRIDGE - MANY MASTED SHIPS - TUG - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BOARD OF TRADE BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BELL TELEPHONE BUILDING - 212-226 W WASHINGTON - AERIAL - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - THREE-QUARTER VIEW - NOTE NO FOUNTAIN - CARRIAGE - CAR PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - LORADO TAFT FOUNTAIN OF THE GREAT LAKES - HEAD-ON - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ADLER PLANETARIUM AND MUSEUM - SOUTH EXHIBIT HALL


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - GOLF SHELTER AND LNKS - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


Thursday, January 28, 2016

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