Saturday, December 09, 2017

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 - STATE STREET AND WASHINGTON - PEOPLE MEETING UNDER FIELDS CLOCK - KAROLLS - ROOSEVELT THEATER - 1969


PHOTO - CHICAGO - S R CROWN HALL - 3360 S STATE - ILLINOIS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL LOOKING N FROM NEAR VAN BUREN - 1953 - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL LOOKING N FROM NEAR VAN BUREN - NIGHT - 1953 - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - FROM FRONT OF PALMER HOUSE STREET LEVEL LOOKING N - 1972 - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY FIELD - STREET VIEW OF CROWDS LINED UP - NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS 1945


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT DEPARTMENT STORE - THE HEATHER HOUSE - EIGHTH FLOOR STATE - CALLED LOOP'S MOST GLORIOUS RESTAURANT - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER BRIDGES AND PART OF DOWNTOWN - AERIAL - HEAVILY TINTED - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICKEN BOX TAKE-OUT - W IRVING PARK ROAD - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GOLD LION RESTAURANT - CLINTON AT JACKSON - INTERIOR - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GOLDEN OX RESTAURANT - 1578-80 CLYBOURN - NEAR NORTH SIDE - 5 IMAGES - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL BISMARK - RANDOLPH STREET - LOOKING E STREET LEVEL - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL SHERMAN AND COLLEGE INN RESTAURANT - AERIAL CORNER VIEW - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOOKING E ON WACKER - AERIAL FROM MERCHANDISE MART - CHICAGO RIVER BRIDGES - TINTED - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AND RANDOLPH - PUBLIC LIBRARY - PEOPLE CARS - TINTED - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OLD HEIDELBERG - WHEN EITEL - THE RATHSKELLER - RANDOLPH NEAR STATE - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PUBLIC LIBRARY - MICHIGAN AND RANDOLPH - NOTE LANE BRYANT SIGN ON ROOF - CENTRAL IC STATION ENTRANCE BOTTOM RIGHT ON RANDOLPH


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PUBLIC LIBRARY - SEEN FROM GRANT PARK - INCORRECTLY LABELLED AS MICHIGAN AND RANDOLPH - SHOULD BE MICHIGAN AND WASHINGTON - TINTED - 1941


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - LOOKING N ELEVATED - HUGE CROWDS - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND WASHINGTON - CORNER OF FIELD'S - HUGE CROWD - TINTED - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - NIGHT - WHEN A MALL WITH NO CARS 1979-1996 - LIKELY 1979


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL LOOKING N FROM MADISON - STATE-MADISON CLOCK IN LOWER LEFT - TINTED - 1937


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N AERIAL - BIG CROWDS - STREETCARS - WAGONS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM JACKSON AERIAL - I WILL SERIES - CROWDS - STREETCARS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM MADISON - FAKE NIGHT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - NEAR MADISON LOOKING N STREET LEVEL - NIGHT - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - S FROM S OF RANDOLPH - FAKE NIGHT - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET AT MADISON - AERIAL - BUSIEST CORNER IN THE WORLD - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET BASCULE BRIDGE - STEAMER - CHICAGO RIVER - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE GALLERY RESTAURANT - COUNTRY CLUB HOTEL - 6930 SOUTH SHORE DRIVE - INTERIOR - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE MONADNOCK RESTAURANT AND LUNCH ROOM - 96 E VAN BUREN - INTERIOR - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE ROMANTIC IVANHOE (RESTAURANT) - 3000 N CLARKE - DINING DANCING ENTERTAINMENT SIX BARS - CALLED SEVENTH WONDER OF THE WORLD - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE STEVENS HOTEL AND MICHIGAN AVE SKYLINE - LOOKING N - GRANT PARK - ART INSTITUTE - NICE VERSION - c1920


Tuesday, August 08, 2017

PHOTO - CHICAGO - PICCADILLY THEATER - 1443 E HYDE PARK BLVD AT BLACKSTONE - HYDE PARK NEIGHBORHOOD - AUDITORIUM INTERIOR - ONE OF CHICAGO'S GRAND NEIGHBORHOOD MOVIE PALACES - 3500 SEATS - NOTE HOW IT IS SET UP FOR CONCERT WITH BIG INSTRUMENTS IN BALCONIES - THIS ARCHITECTURAL IMAGE LIKELY MADE NEAR OPENING IN 1927


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - LOOKING W - HOLLOWAY HOUSE CAFETERIA - UNITED ARTISTS THEATER - DUTCH MILL CANDY - PARTIAL VIEW OF NEW RUSTY-STEEL CIVIC (LATER: DALEY) CENTER - WOODS THEATER - SHERMAN HOUSE - PALACE THEATER IN DISTANCE -RIGHT EDGE IS ORIENTAL THEATER - 1966 - EDITED FROM AN YVONNE THOMPSON IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING S FROM RANDOLPH - ROOSEVELT THEATER - FLAGS - LOOKS LIKE A SUNDAY - 1966 - EDITED FROM AN YVONNE THOMPSON IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM RANDOLPH - STATE LAKE THEATER - CHICAGO THEATER - LOOP THEATER - FLAGS - ELEVATED STATION - MARINA CITY - LOOKS LIKE A SUNDAY - 1966 - EDITED FROM AN YVONNE THOMPSON IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE LAKE THEATER - 190 N STATE - NOTE SIGN STILL SPELLED "THEATRE" - DURING SHORT-LIVED MALL PERIOD WITH SUBURBAN-INDUCED DECLINE OF DOWNTOWN SHOPPING - c1979-83


Sunday, March 19, 2017

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNION STOCK YARDS - ELEVATED STATION - CROWD LEAVING OFFICES - CATTLE IN ROAD - SPECIAL CARRIAGE OF SOME KIND - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LOGAN SQUARE BUICK - 2470 MILWAUKEE AT SACRAMENTO - TERRA COTTA FACADE - 1966


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STATION AT QUINCY AND WELLS - 4000 SERIES TRAIN - NEAR WHEN THESE TRAINS WERE RETIRED 1973 - 1970


MAP - CHICAGO - ELEVATED RAILROADS PARKS AND BOULEVARDS OF CHICAGO - BIRDS-EYE VIEW - NICE VERSION - 1908


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S WALNUT ROOM - COVER - 1947


MENU - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S WALNUT ROOM - INSIDE - 1947


PHOTO - CHICAGO - MICHIGAN AVE - S SIDE OF RIVER LOOKING N - BRIDGE UP - 1977


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PARADISE THEATRE - 231 N CRAWFORD (NOW PULASKI) - ROOF DETAILS - OVER 3500 SEATS - SAID TO HAVE POOR ACOUSTICS OWING TO HUGE DOME - BILLED AS WORLD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL - BUILT 1928 - DEMOLISHED 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - BOND CLOTHES - OG SHOES - FOREMAN AND CLARK - HUGE CROWD OF MEN PERHAPS FOR SALE - CARS - c1950