Sunday, July 24, 2016

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

POSTER - CHICAGO - ELEVATED RAILROAD - THE SOUTH SIDE - PRINCETON STATION - 1890s - EDITED FROM THE PRINT SITE


POSTER - CHICAGO - BOUL MICH - MICHIGAN AVE - AERIAL NIGHT - A FAVORITE CHICAGO IMAGE - 1920s


POSTER - CHICAGO - ELEVATED RAILROADS - BIRD'S EYE VIEW PARKS AND BOULEVARDS - 1890s


POSTER - CHICAGO - BY ELEVATED LINES - CHICAGO'S CHURCHES - 1920s


POSTER - CHICAGO - NORTH SHORE LINE - COMFORT - WOMAN IN CHAIR - 1920s


POSTER - CHICAGO - NORTH SHORE LINE - TO MILWAUKEE - IN YE OLDEN DAYS - COACH IN THE RAIN - 1920s


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


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET NEAR 63RD - PULLMAN STREETCAR - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - WALGREEN'S HOUSEHOLD FINANCE - DOVE CANDIES - NEWSTAND - STREETCAR SERVICE CAR - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - TROLLEY BUS - SHELL STATION - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - STONE-FRONTED HOMES OR TWO-FLATS - TWO CHILDREN ON BLANKET - 1912


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - SOUTH SIDE - MAN WITH FRUIT AND VEGETALE CART - TWO KIDS TALKING TO HIM - NOTE THE CADILLACS


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - PULLMAN STREETCAR - LARGE INDUSTRIAL BUILDING BEHIND - 1946


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - LARGE HOMES OR APARTMENTS - CTA STREETCAR - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - LARGE COMMERCIAL BUILDING - REXALL DRUG STORE - c1950 - EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - ENGINE COMPANY 9 - FIRE TRUCK ADVERTISING CLEAN UP CHICAGO CAMPAIGN - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - CSL WITT STREETCARS - ACADEMY OF MUSIC - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - BACK OF STEVENS HOTEL - CTA STREETCAR - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - ASHLAND ROUTE PULLMAN STREETCAR - PEOPLE BOARDING AND EXITING - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - APARTMENT BUILDINGS - DOUBLE BILLBOARD FOR LIQUOR - 1959


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - AERIAL - HOTEL RIENZI (WAS ONCE AT 600 DIVERSEY PARKWAY) - SIGN HOTEL IROQUOIS - 1889


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STREET - 3 PEOPLE CROSSING IN HEAVY WIND - 1940s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN STORE CHRISTMAS WINDOW - MAN HOLDING DAUGHTER - 1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN SMALL GROCERY STORE INTERIOR - 1930s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN SIDE STREET - BOY CROSSING THROUGH DEEP SNOW - 1979


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN SHOE STORE - CHRISTMAS - WOMAN LOOKING IN WINDOW - SNAPSHOT


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN SCHOOL BUILDING - c1910


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN RESIDENTIAL STREET NEAR 47TH - TWO-FLATS - NOTE GRASS - 1920s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD - KIMBALL BUS ROUTE - BRILL BUS - SIGN FOR NEW BUS - c1950


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN PART OF HALSTED - PULLMAN STREETCAR TURNING - EARLY 1950s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN PART OF 51ST STREET - TROLLEY BUS - c1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY - ODD SANTA - SNAPSHOT - 1936


PHOTO - CHICAGO - UNKNOWN NIGHTCLUB - PERFORMER ENTERING AS OLDER COUPLE WAITS - 1957 - EDITED FROM A LIFE MAGAZINE IMAGE - 1957


PHOTO - CHICAGO - 71ST AND STONY ISLAND - STREETCAR RIGHT OF WAY - PEOPLE WAITING - c1950 EDITED FROM AN AL CHIONE IMAGE


Saturday, February 6, 2016

MEDALLION - CHICAGO - MONTGOMERY WARD AND COMPANY


PACKAGE - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELDS CONWAY SILK TISSUE - 2000 SHEETS


NEWSPAPER - CHICAGO - APPOINTMENT NOTICE FOR D. E. ANDERSON TO SOUTH SHORE BAPTIST CHURCH - TRIBUNE - 1958


NEWSPAPER - CHICAGO - THE INTER-OCEAN - ILLUSTRATED SUPPLEMENT - AT THE WORLD'S FAIR - 1893


ILLUSTRATION - CHICAGO - SCENES FROM THE STREETCAR STRIKE - HARPER'S WEEKLY ARTICLE - c1900


HAT - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - BEAUTIFUL BETMAR ORGANZA HAT - WOMEN'S HAT DEPARTMENT


HAT - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD'S - BEAUTIFUL BETMAR ORGANZA HAT - LABEL INSIDE - WOMEN'S HAT DEPARTMENT


HAT - CHICAGO - SOUTH SHORE LINE CONDUCTER'S HAT - INSIDE - THE FAIR STORE


HAT - CHICAGO - CONDUCTOR'S HAT - CHICAGO SOUTH SHORE AND SOUTH BEND - INSIDE LABEL FROM THE FAIR STORE - c1960