Wednesday, December 20, 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 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 - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM VAN BUREN - NIGHT - CHRISTMAS SEASON - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM VAN BUREN ELEVATED - STREETCAR - BUS - TAXI - PEOPLE - 1953


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BROOKFIELD ZOO ENTRANCE WHEN NEW - TINTED - OPENED 1934


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - FRITZEL'S RESTAURANT - 201 N STATE - BAR - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MANDEL BROTHERS DEPARTMENT STORE - SHOWING 3 STORE FRONTS - STATE - MADISON - WABASH - c1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELDS DEPARTMENT STORE - STATE STREET AISLE - SEASONAL DECORATIONS - c1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVER - STATE STREET BRIDGE OPEN - STEAMER HEADED W - TINTED


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RIVER - STATE STREET JACKNIFE BRIDGE OPEN - HUGE LAKER AND TUG - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - AERIAL LOOKING NE - CARSON PIRIE SCOTT ENTRANCE - CROWDS - TINTED - c 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL FROM LAKE ELEVATED LOOKING S - YELLOW STREETCARS - AWNINGS - CROWDS - TINTED - MARSHALL FIELDS BUILDING DONE - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL FROM LAKE LOOKING S - CROWDS - STREETCARS - ROOF SIGN UPPER RIGHT - TINTED - 1919


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL LOOKING S FROM RANDOLPH - TURNING STREETCAR CARS WAGON - ROOSEVELT THEATER - TINTED - 1928


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM VAN BUREN - CROWDS - STREETCARS - NOTE HORSES ON RIGHT - NICE VERSION - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING S FROM RANDOLPH - MARSHALL FIELD'S ON LEFT - TRAFFIC COP - NICE VERSION - 1954


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING S GROUND LEVEL - BASKIN WOOLWORTH LYTTONS GOLDBLATTS - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - NEAR BRIDGE - AERIAL - WAGONS - STREETCAR - HIBBARD SPENCER BARTLETT BUILDING - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE RAILWAY EXCHANGE BUILDING - MICHIGAN AVE - NOTE THE AWNINGS - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE SENECA HOTEL - 200 E CHESTNUT - THE BOW-N-ARROW LOUNGE INTERIOR - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WACKER DRIVE AND RIVER - STATE STREET BRIDGE OPEN - EARLY 1950s


Thursday, August 4, 2016

PHOTO - CHICAGO - JEFFERY THEATER - ENTRANCE LOBBY AND STAIRCASE - STUNNING ARCHITECTURAL IMAGE - 1943


PHOTO - CHICAGO - JACKSON PARK THEATER - 67TH AND STONY ISLAND - ACROSS FROM JACKSON PARK - 1500 SEATS - 1916


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PICADILLY THEATER - 1443 E. HYDE PARK BLVD - STAIRWAY - 2500 SEATS - 1927 - EDITED FROM CHARMAINE ZOE'S SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PICADILLY THEATER - AUDITORIUM - 2500 SEATS - 1443 E HYDE PARK BLVD - 1927 - EDITED FROM CHARMAINE ZOE'S SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - PICADILLY THEATER - ROTUNDA - 2500 SEATS - 1443 E HYDE PARK BLVD - 1927 - EDITED FROM CHARMAINE ZOE'S SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 64TH W OF STONY ISLAND - CSL STREETCARS - PULLMAN AND TIGER-STRIPED PCC - NOTE PAINTED WALL SIGN FOR JAYS POTATO CHIPS - 1940s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE ON TROLLEYDODGER SITE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - DEL PRADO HOTEL TERRA COTTA DETAILS - TODAY DEL PRADO APARTMENTS - 5307 S HYDE PARK BLVD - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - HARPER THEATER - 1452-64 E 53RD AT HARPER - RESTORED BY UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO - FAIRLY CONTEMPOIRARY


Sunday, February 7, 2016

DRAWING - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - RENIOR'S STUDY FOR LES GRANDES BAIGNEUSES - OFTEN NOT ON DISPLAY OVER CONCERN FOR PASTELS FADING


PHOTO - CHICAGO - VINCENNES STREETCAR - STOPPED NEAR RUN-DOWN STORES - 1948


PHOTO - CHICAGO - VAN BUREN E OF STATE - CTA ELEVATED - PEOPLE WAITING BOTH PLATFORMS - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UPTOWN RAPID TRANSIT STATION - POLICEMAN - SIGN FOR ARCHITECT - c 1922


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN YOUNG WOMAN CABINET PHOTO - MADSEN STUDIO - 11315 MICHIGAN AVE - 1910s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN WOMAN DRESSED AS THE ULTIMATE FLAPPER WITH CIGARETTE AND SPIT CURLS - BLOOM STUDIO - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN TREE-LINED STREET - PCC STREETCAR - EARLY 1950s