Tuesday, December 02, 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:  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 - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - LAKE STREET - TRAIN - NOTE HOE KOW RESTAURANT RIGHT BACKGROUND - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED STRUCTURE - TRAIN NEAR BELMONT STATION - 1986 - EDITED FROM A PETER EHLICH IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ELEVATED - RAPID TRANSIT TRAIN NEAR BERWYN STATION - BACKS OF APARTMENTS - 1986 - EDITED FROM A PETER EHRLICH IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ILLINOIS CENTRAL ELECTRIC - NEAR KENSINGTON STATION - 1963


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CANAL STREET - METRA TRAIN ON OVERPASS - 1993


PHOTO - CHICAGO - INTERNATIONAL RAIL FAIR - ANTIQUE STEAM TRAIN - HIGH-BALL SIGNAL - GROUP OF PEOPLE - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - INTERNATIONAL RAIL FAIR - PENNSYLVANIA STEAM ENGINE 7002 - PEOPLE - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - INTERNATIONAL RAIL FAIR - SAN FRANCISCO CABLE CAR - LAKE BEHIND - GROUPS OF PEOPLE - 1949


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - BURLINGTON ROUTE - STEAM ENGINE 915


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - ILLINOIS CENTRAL PASSENGER LEAVING CITY - SOME SKYLINE - 1988 TRAIN LOGO


PHOTO - CHICAGO - TRAIN - NORTH SHORE LINE - ELECTROLINER - PASSING UNDER OVERHEAD SUPPORT - 1962


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 63RD STREET - NIGHT - ILLUMINATION - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT - HOOK AND LADDER NUMBER 23 - PART OF A CARD SERIES - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO NORMAL COLLEGE - ENGLEWOOD - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EVANSTON - DOWNTOWN STREET SCENE - BUS - ARMORED CAR - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - EVANSTON - DOWNTOWN STREET SCENE - MARSHALL FIELD STORE CENTER BUILDING BACKGROUND - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GUS GOOD FOOD RESTAURANT - MAIN DINING ROOM - 420 N DEARBORN - STEAKS AND GREEN NOODLES - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOMESTEAD STREET - CHICAGO HEIGHTS - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MERCHANDISE MART - NIGHT - VIEW FROM RIVER - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NEAR NORTH SIDE AND OUTER DRIVE - AERIAL - c1970


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PAKAN'S FURNITURE AND DRAPERIES - 6130 N BROADWAY - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON BUILDING AND CLOCK - WALGREEN'S - TWIN COACH BUS - BIG CROWD - NICE VERSION - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WALTHER LEAGUE HOSPICE AND HOME - 1910s


AD - CHICAGO - PARAMOUNT PICTURES - IMAGE OF MCVICKERS THEATRE - 1923


BOOKLET COVER - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS WORLD'S FAIR - MAN WALKING ON AVENUE OF FLAGS - BLIMP OVERHEAD - 1933-4


MENU - CHICAGO - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT- COFFEE SHOP - COVER - c1960


MENU - CHICAGO - MAXIM'S OF PARIS CHICAGO - N ASTOR - 1960s


Sunday, November 16, 2014

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 515-21 BELMONT - APARTMENT BUILDING - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 92ND AND HOUSTON - THE NOISY CORNER - JAC. RUF BAR - CARTOON WHIMSY - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 72 EAST VAN BUREN - NEAR STATE STREET - BURKE'S TAVERN - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 56TH AND LAKE - UNKNOWN ABANDONED BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 51ST AND GRAND BLVD - ENTRANCE TO WASHINGTON PARK - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 47TH AND KENWOOD - THE KENWOOD HOTEL - STREETCAR - NOTE STREET LIGHT - 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 44TH AND MADISON - SW CORNER - R.W. O'BRIAN DRUGGIST - DENTIST - BARBER SHOP - FAMILY IN FRONT - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 42ND AND OAKENWALD - L STATION - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 16TH AND CLARK - TRACK ELEVATION - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 3 LADIES STROLLING IN PARK - CHICAGO GOLD COAST SERIES - IMAGE FROM 1916


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 68TH AND HAMLIN - CHILDREN WALKING TO SCHOOL IN SNOW - 1976 - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 66TH AND HALSTED - WINTER - LINE OF STREETCARS - PETERSEN FURNITURE IN BACKGROUND - 1939


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 63RD STREET - PARKLAND HOTEL 1550 E 63RD - BERGHOFF BEER SIGN - 1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 60TH AND STATE - CTA ELEVATED STRUCTURE AND TRAIN ABOVE EXPRESSWAY - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 26TH STREET AND WABASH - STREETCAR - ELEVATED BEHIND - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 18TH STREET - R R DONNELLEY AND SONS - SOUTH SHORE LINE TRAINS - 1974


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 18TH AND CLARK - AERIAL - CSL STREETCAR - NOTE SIGNS - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 12TH STREET - STREETCAR STOP AND OVERPASS - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 3 PEOPLE BY CAR - CHICAGO MAKE OF CAR - OAK PARK LICENCE - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - POSSIBLY STATE - NOTE FRONT SIGN ANOTHER NEW STREETCAR - c1950


MENU - CHICAGO - GIMBEL'S RESTAURANT - 30 W RANDOLPH - WINE AND LIQUORS - 1935


MENU - CHICAGO - EPICUREAN RESTAURANT - 316 S WABASH - HUNGARIAN STYLE COOKING - 1966