Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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 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 - DEVON TRUST AND SAVINGS BANK - INTERIOR - EXTERIOR INSET - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DEACONESS HOSPITAL - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DARWIN SCHOOL - ENGLEWOOD AND CATALPA - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DANISH LUTHERAN ORPHAN HOME - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CURT TEICH PIN-UP - WOMAN IN BATHING SUIT ON BEACH - COQUETTE - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CURT TEICH PIN-UP - REFRESHING - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CURT TEICH PIN-UP - INTERLUDE - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CURT TEICH PIN-UP - ANTICIPATION - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COUNTY HOSPITAL - ORIGINAL - I WILL SERIES - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COTTAGE GROVE AT 37TH - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CO-OPERATIVE TEMPERANCE CAFE - 930 BELMONT - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONVENT OF LADY OF MERCY - MONTROSE AND TROY - 1917


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONTINENTAL ILLINOIS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY - PRESIDENT'S OFFICE - PART OF SERIES - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONTINENTAL ILLINOIS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY - LASALLE JACKSON CLARK AND QUINCY - MAIN BANKING ROOM - PART OF SERIES - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONTINENTAL ILLINOIS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY - LASALLE JACKSON CLARK AND QUINCY - AERIAL - PART OF SERIES - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONTINENTAL ILLINOIS BANK AND TRUST COMPANY - CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD'S OFFICE - PART OF SERIES - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONRAD HILTON HOTEL - PARK ROW RESTAURANT - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLLEGE THEATRE - SHEFFIELD AVE - NICE VERSION - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - COLISEUM - FORMER LIBBY PRISON MOVED TO CHICAGO - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CLUB FLAMINGO - 1359 W MADISON - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CLARENDON MUNICIPAL BEACH - AERIAL - HUGE CROWD - TINTED - 1925


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHURCH OF THE ADVENT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHRISTMAS CARD - TRAIN - NORTHWESTERN - STEAM ENGINE 1385 HAULING FREIGHT TO CHICAGO AT NIGHT BY SMALL STATION - ARTWORK.


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHRISTMAS CARD - TRAIN - NORTHWESTERN - 2 STEAM ENGINES HAULING FREIGHT AT NIGHT - CALLED MOONLIGHT DEPARTURE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHINATOWN - LOOKING N - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO SHIP BUILDING COMPANY - SOUTH CHICAGO - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER NORTH BRANCH - STEAMERS AND SAIL SHIPS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - WACKER DRIVE - VIEW FROM LINK BRIDGE - 1935


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - WABASH AVENUE BRIDGE - STREET LEVEL LOOKING E - NEW SUN TIMES - WRIGLEY - TRIBUNE - 1958


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - STATE STREET BRIDGE UP - STEAMER - CROWD WAITING ON RIGHT - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER - COAL DOCK - BIG LAKER CALLED NEW ORLEANS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO MUNICIPAL AIRPORT - AERIAL - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO MAIL ORDER COMPANY - CATALOGUE OFFER - WOMEN'S PATTERNS - 1929


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT - RESCUE SQUAD TRUCK - PARKED ON UNKNOWN STREET - 1979


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT - PUMPER TRUCK - 1973


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO CORSET COMPANY - KABO HIGH BUST - BALLS WAISTS - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - FROM LAKE WITH SOME PEOPLE IN IT - LAKE MICHIGAN AND 51ST - 9 MINUTES TO LOOP - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - ENTRANCE - BIG CAR WITH DRIVER - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO BEACH HOTEL - BEACH AND NORTH LAWN - AERIAL - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHIAM RESTAURANT - CHINATOWN - NEW BUILDING - c1970


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHEZ EMILE RESTAURANT - 180 E DELAWARE - BETWEEN MICHIGAN AND OUTER DRIVE - PALMOLIVE BUILDING - NIGHT - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHARLES A STEVENS AND COMPANY - PART OF FUR DEPARTMENT - 1907


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MARK TWAIN HOTEL - DIVISION AT CLARK - TUB AND SHOWER IN EACH ROOM


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MARIO'S RESTAURANT AND CAFE - 27 E CONGRESS - 506 S WABASH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MARBLE STAIRWAY COCKTAIL LOUNGE - 624 S MICHIGAN - DANCING


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - MANDEL BROTHERS DEPARTMENT STORE - GRILL AND TEA ROOMS - STATE AND MADISON


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - LUCY'S SNACKS - 17 W RANDOLPH


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - LOWENBRAU INN RESTAURANT - 111 S CLARK - GERMAN FOOD


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - LITTLE JACK'S RESTAURANT - 3175 MADISON - CHOICE SEA FOODS