Sunday, June 17, 2018

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 PLACES ON WORDPRESS: FEATURING THE BELOVED URBAN VILLAGE OF SOUTH SHORE CHICAGO

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: CHICAGO NOSTALGIA AND MEMORABILIA

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: TORONTO NOSTALGIA

CHUCKMAN’S MONTREAL

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORD PRESS

CHUCKMAN'S KODACHROMES ON WORDPRESS: JOHN AND BOBBY LONG AGO

CHUCKMAN'S PORT STANLEY

CHUCKMAN'S BAYFIELD

CHUCKMAN'S GODERICH

CHUCKMAN'S ILES DE LA MADELEINE (MAGDALEN ISLANDS)

CHUCKMAN'S ART

CHUCKMAN'S ROBOTS

CHUCKMAN'S GALLERY OF GROTESQUES

CHUCKMAN'S CARTOON COMMENTS

CHUCKMAN'S PHOTOS ON WORDPRESS: 1920s ARCADE CARD BEAUTIES – THEIR CHARM AND GRACE AND WHIMSY

CHUCKMAN'S WORDS ON WORDPRESS: POLITICAL ESSAYS

CHUCKMAN'S WORDS ON WORDPRESS: COMMENTS FROM THE WORLD'S PRESS

CHUCKMAN'S MISCELLANEA OF WORDS

CHUCKMAN'S NON-SPORTS TRADING CARDS OF THE 1950S VOLUME 01 (OF 4 VOLUMES)




ME, ROUGHLY: THE DECLINE IS RAPID NOW

PHOTO - CHICAGO - WESTERN AND LAWRENCE - CALIFORNIAN RESTAURANT - TWIN COACH BUS - COMMERCIAL NATIONAL BANK - HAS THE FEEL OF MANY NEIGHBORHOOD SHOPPING STREETS OF THE TIME - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - OLD HEIDELBERG RESTAURANT BUILDING - 14 W RANDOLPH - NICE IMAGE BEFORE BUILDING WAS RAZED - 2000 - EDITED FROM A WAYNE LORENTZ IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - AERIAL LOOKING W EVENING - WOODS THEATER - MAGIKIST - FIELDS CLOCK - 1980s - EDITED FROM STREETSANDSOUL SITE


PHOTO -CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING W FROM STATE - CROWDS - TRAFFIC - DE METS - OLD HEIDELBERG - ORIENTAL THEATER - 1957 - EDITED FROM AN ALLAN ZIRLIN IMAGE


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KENMORE AVE - S FROM BERWYN - TREE-LINED STREET OF APARTMENT BUILDINGS - ANTIQUE CAR - 1912


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - BUS STOP IN FRONT OF MANDEL BROTHERS - CROWD OF WOMEN - BUS PULLED UP - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING S - RED-TINGED BUILDING ON LEFT IS MASONIC TEMPLE AT RANDOLPH - FIELD'S IS NEXT - YELLOW STREETCARS - WAGONS - AWNINGS - THEATORIUM - TINTED - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING S FROM ELEVATED - CHICAGO AND STATE LAKE THEATERS - TELENEWS WHICH BECAME THE LOOP - TROLLEYS BUSES - MARSHALL FIELDS CENTER LEFT - NICE VERSION - 1948


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 1871 IMAGE OF RANDOLPH AND STATE - LOOKING NE - AFTER THE CHICAGO FIRE - CARD 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE RESIDENTIAL HOTEL - 1454-64 HYDE PARK BLVD (51ST) - ONE BLOCK FROM ILLINOIS CENTRAL - NICE VERSION - 1916


Monday, August 15, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - STREET SCENE IN SNOW - MAN WITH SHOVEL AND LITTLE GIRL - EDITED FROM A TRIBUNE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET AT MADISON - WALGREEN'S - STATION WBKB BUS - CHRISTMAS DECORATION - 1961


PHOTO - CHICAGO - YOUNG WOMAN IN ELABORATE BALLET OUTFIT - THEATRICAL STUDIO - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 51ST AND GRAND BLVD - ENTRANCE TO WASHINGTON PARK - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - 54TH STREET - E OF CENTER - THREE CHILDREN BY HOUSES - TWO WOMEN IN DISTANCE - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CENTRAL PLAZA HOTEL - CENTRAL AT LAKE - STREET VIEW - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - BAND SHELL - BENCHES - TINTED - c 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL NEWBERRY - 225 DEARBORN - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ITALIAN VILLAGE RESTAURANT - 71 W MONROE - 4 IMAGES - THE VILLAGE - LA CATINA - FLORENTINE ROOM - LATE 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK - GERMAN BUILDING - FROM 1893 WORLD'S FAIR - GROUND LEVEL VIEW - BENCHES - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK ARMS HOTEL - 2738 PINE GROVE AVE - 3 IMAGES - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON - LOOKING E FROM FIFTH - AERIAL - STREETCARS - WAGONS- MANY SIGNS - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NAVY PIER - CALLED RECREATION PIER - PART OF BURNHAM PLAN - OPENED 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTH SHORE HOTEL - DAVIS AND CHICAGO - LOBBY - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RICKETTS BAR - THE TROPHY ROOM - 2727 N CLARK - FAMED FOR COCKTAILS - EARLIER LOCATION - 1936


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SCHWABEN STUBE RESTAURANT - 3500 LINCOLN - 2 IMAGES - DINING ROOM AND BAR - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHEDD AQUARIUM - PEDESTRIANS - WOMEN AND CHILDREN ON BENCH - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SKYLINE - LOOKING NW FROM PROMONTORY - TOURIST BOAT - MID 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - HARPER MEMORIAL LIBRARY - c1910


Monday, February 01, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - ROESER'S BAKERY - 3216 NORTH AVE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - AERIAL - ALADDIN'S CASTLE - END OF PARK - 1968


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVER WRIGLEY BUIDING AND WACKER - AERIAL - SUN-TIMES UNDER CONSTRUCTION - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVER WEST OF DOWNTOWN AND PART OF DOWNTOWN - AERIAL - 1929


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVER AND WATERFRONT AND SKYLINE - FROM TOP OF NEW TRIBUNE BUILDING - NOTE EXTENT OF RAILROADS - 1926


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVER AND WACKER DRIVE - NEWLY COMPLETED SUN-TIMES BUILDING - AERIAL - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RIVER - AERIAL - LOOKING E FROM MICHIGAN - 1967


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET- LOOKING W - EVENING - SNAPSHOT - 1966


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH STREET - HAYMARKET AREA - AERIAL - MANY WAGONS - NOTE HAYMARKET RIOT STATUE LOWER RIGHT - 1892


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH NEAR DESPLAINES - PULLMAN STREETCAR TURNING - GAROD RADIO SIGN - 1951 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO – CHICAGO – RANDOLPH AT DEARBORN – WOODS THEATER – PETE’S STEAKS – HENNER FORD – 1953


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING W FROM STATE - EARLY EVENING - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - RANDOLPH - LOOKING E - STEREO IMAGE - UNDERWOOD AND UNDERWOOD - 1903