Saturday, December 14, 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:  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 - UNKNOWN SMALL APARTMENT BUILDING - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TOMORROW'S BARBER SHOP TODAY - CENTRAL PLAZA HOTEL - 329 N CENTRAL AVE - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE SKY RIDE RESTAURANT - 105 W VAN BUREN - W OF CLARK - NEW AND NOVEL PLACE TO DINE - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE ITALIAN ROOM - TIP TOP INN - THE PULLMAN BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE CIRCLE RESTAURANT - STATE STREET - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SWEDISH BAPTIST CHURCH - 59TH AND EMERALD AVE - BOYS ON CORNER - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STRAUS BUILDING - TOWER OBSERVATORY CORRIDOR - NICE VERSION - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STRAND THEATRE - STREET VIEW - WABASH OPPOSITE THE BLACKSTONE HOTEL - NOTE MARY PICKFORD ON SIGN -1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STRAND THEATRE - INTERIOR WITH STAGE SETTING - WABASH OPPOSITE THE BLACKSTONE HOTEL - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - N FROM VAN BUREN - STREETCARS - WAGONS - CROWDS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - GENERAL STORE - TWO OWNERS - NOTE FISH'S STAMPS - 1915


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - BOSTON STORE - HILLMAN'S - MARSHALL FIELD OLD STORE - CABLE CARS - CROWDS - c1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ST SCHOLASTICA CONVENT - ROGERS PARK - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SOUTH CHICAGO - CALUMET THEATRE - COLUMBUS STATUE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RUSSIAN TEA ROOM AND ART SHOP - 116 S MICHIGAN


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVERVIEW AMUSEMENT PARK - GRAND LAGOON AT NIGHT - 1914


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PULLMAN ILLINOIS CENTRAL DEPOT - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PALMER HOUSE HOTEL - GREAT HALL - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PAKAN'S FURNITURE - 6130 N BROADWAY - NEW MODERN HOME - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - OLD COLONY BUILDING - NOTE AWNINGS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NORTHWESTERN STATION - WAITING ROOM - EMPTY - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MORRIS PERFECT EAT SHOP - 410-12 E 47TH - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MAXWELL STREET MARKET - HUGE CROWD - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S THE STORE FOR MEN - MAIN AISLE - WASHINGTON AND WABASH


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MADISON AVE - S FROM 61ST - APARTMENT BUILDINGS AND HOMES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LINCOLN PARK - CHILDREN'S BATHING BEACH - BIG CROWD - TINTED - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAWSON YMCA - 30 W CHICAGO AVE - 3 IMAGES - 1947


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAWRENCE AND KENMORE - IDEAL APARTMENTS - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LAKEVIEW APARTMENT BUILDING - 31ST AND GROVELAND - NOTE STREETCAR - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - LADY OF GRACE CHURCH - INTERIOR - 1939


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - KEDZIE BLVD - N OF PALMER SQUARE - TWO WOMEN WALKING ON TREE-LINED STREET - 1913


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GUS GOOD FOOD RESTAURANT - 420 N DEARBORN - INTERIOR - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - ROSE GARDEN AND BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN - NOTE OUTER DRIVE EAST UNDER CONSTRUCTION - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARFIELD PARK - STONE BRIDGE - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GARDEN OF THE TIP-TOP INN RESTAURANT - PULLMAN BUILDING - PRE-1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FRANCISCO - N OF HUMBOLDT BLVD - STONE-FRONTED TWO-FLATS OR HOMES - YOUNG TREES - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIRST NATIONAL BANK - ARCHITECT'S DRAWING - AERIAL - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - 1906


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FIELD MUSEUM - RESTORATION OF SABER-TOOTHED CATS MURAL - ONE OF A SERIES BY CHARLES R. KNIGHT


Friday, November 1, 2013

PHOTO - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK LAGOON - SANTA MARIA COPY ANCHORED - ONE OF GIFT SHIPS FROM SPAIN FOR 1893 WORLD'S FAIR - 1937


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ILLINOIS CENTRAL BURNSIDE SHOPS - GROUP OF WORKERS - NOTE WICKER SEAT BACKS ON LOWER LEFT - 1935


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HULL-HOUSE NEIGHBORHOOD - GREEK MEN ROASTING LAMB AND HAVING WINE - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HOME OF THE INCURABLES - 5535 ELLIS AVE - 1944


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS COMPETING IN POSTURE CONTEST - 1943


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HARVEY AVE - OAK PARK - LARGE FRAME HOME - FAMILY ON PORCH - 1907


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GREEN - S FROM 56TH - STONE-FRONT HOMES OR TWO-FLATS - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT PARK - ALL AMERICAN COLLEGE QUEENS - 1940


PHOTO - CHICAGO - GRANT FISH MARKET - HARTSFIELD SALOON - PEOPLES RESTAURANT - EARLY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - FROLICS CAFE - 18 E 22ND - DINE AND DANCE - CLOSED FOR ALTERATIONS