Friday, November 10, 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 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

CATALOGUE - CHICAGO - THE FAIR DEPARTMENT STORE - TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS - 1959


PRINT - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL LOOKING N FROM MADISON - NOTE OLD FIELDS BUILDING WITH CLOCK - EARLY ELEVATED IN DISTANCE - CABLE CARS - HILLMANS - BOSTON STORE - CROWDS - TINTED - 1898


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - FROM LAKE STREET GROUND LEVEL - EARLY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM MONROE GROUND LEVEL - TWIN COACH - STORE SIGNS - 1960s


PHOTO - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM NEAR MONROE - 1970


PHOTO - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON AND FRANKLIN - TWIN COACH FOR SUBURB WAITING - 1946


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - (RESTORED PORTION) - ADAMS LOOKING W FROM STATE GROUND LEVEL - CROWDS - WAGONS - POLICE - SIGNS - TINTED - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALLGAUER'S FIRESIDE RESTAURANT - 7500 LINCOLN - 6666 N RIDGE - DINING ROOM - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - BLACKSTONE HOTEL - LOBBY - STAIRS TO MAIN RESTAURANT - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - DOUGLAS MONUMENT - CHICAGO RIVER W OF STATE STREET BRIDGE - DRAWINGS - TINTED - c1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOE SAI GAI RESTAURANT - MING ROOM - 85 W RANDOLPH - 2ND FLOOR


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - L'AIGLON RESTAURANT - 22 E ONTARIO - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MARSHALL FIELD - THE STORE FOR MEN - THE MEN'S GRILL - DOME AND FOUNTAIN BY TIFFANY - SERVICE EXCLUSIVELY FOR MEN


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MICKELBERRY'S LOG CABIN RESTAURANT - 2300 W 95TH - DINING ROOM - 1947


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - NIELSEN'S FRENCH FRIED CHICKEN RESTAURANT - 7830-40 S WESTERN AVE - 1940s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - POTTER PALMER RESIDENCE - LAKE SHORE DRIVE - TINTED - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - AERIAL - CROWDS TRAFFIC - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1921


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND MADISON - LOOKING N - GROUND LEVEL - 1908


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE AND WASHINGTON - LOOKING SE ELEVATED - CROWDS - DOUBLE-DECK BUSES - FIELDS CLOCK - TINTED - c1920


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING N FROM MONROE - LOOKS LIKE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR DECORATIONS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - AERIAL LOOKING N - OFF-REGISTER TINT - C 1907


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - CALLED TEMPLAR WAY - NIGHT PARADE OF KNIGHTS TEMPLAR CONCLAVE - DRAWING WITH SEAL - 1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - STATE STREET - LOOKING N FROM NEAR ADAMS - AERIAL - TINTED - 1905


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - TAI DONG RESTAURANT - 2206 S WENTWORTH - INTERIOR - 1963


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BAKERY RESTAURANT - 2218 LINCOLN AVE - STAFF AND DISPLAY CASE - LOUIS SZATHMARY WITH MUSTACHE AND CHIEF'S HAT NEXT TO HIS BROTHER - 1960s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE NANTUCKET RESTAURANT - 10437 S WESTERN AVE - c1960


TOKEN - CHICAGO - KIMBARK BUFFET - 1233 E 63RD - FIVE-CENTS IN DRINKS


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

PHOTO - CHICAGO - BARTENDER AT TRACY'S EXPLAINS NEW LAW ALLOWING WOMEN TO DRINK ONLY AT TABLES AND NOT AT THE BAR - NOT ONE OF CHICAGO'S HIGH POINTS - 1942


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE TERRACE AND ROOF GARDEN RESTAURANTS AND SODA FOUNTAINS - WILSON AND COMPANY MEAT PACKERS - WORLD'S FAIR - NICE VERSION - TINTED - 1933


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE BISMARCK GARDEN AT NIGHT - BROADWAY AND LAKE - 1912


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - MATHON'S RESTAURANT - WAUKEGAN - FOR ICHTHYOPAGISTS - DINING ROOM - FRONT - FISHING TUG IN LAKE - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - GEORGE HESSBERGER'S RESTAURANT - 4300 LINCOLN AVE - STREETCORNER - TWO INTERIORS - c1960


MATCHBOOK - CHICAGO - HARMONY CAFETERIAS - 15-17 S WABASH - 58-60 W WASHINGTON - 21-23 S DEARBORN - WABASH AT 9TH


AD - CHICAGO - BISMARCK RESTAURANT - 180-86 RANDOLPH - 1909


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ALLERTON HOTEL - 701 N MICHIGAN AT HURON - TIP TOP TAP - NIGHT VIEW - ONE OF THE CITY'S MOST ROMANTIC IMAGES - NICE VERSION - 1954


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CHICAGO RIVER S BRANCH - HALSTED STREET LIFT BRIDGE WITH STEAMER - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONGRESS HOTEL AND ANNEX - SHOWING ONE OF THE INDIAN CHIEF SCULPTURES IN CONGRESS PLAZA - 520 S MICHIGAN AVE - 1961


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - CONGRESS HOTEL AND ANNEX AND AUDITORIUM - LOOKING N W - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL BRADLEY - RUSH AND INDIANA - HOTEL ALEXANDRA - RUSH AND OHIO - LEADING POPULAR PRICE HOTELS - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - HOTEL BROOKMONT - 3933 MICHIGAN BLVD - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - PARKSIDE HOTEL - 200-26 N HAMLIN BLVD - FACING GARFIELD PARK - c1960


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - RUSH STREET - DUSK - HOTEL MARYLAND - SIGNS FOR RESTAURANTS - 1950s


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - SHERIDAN BEACH HOTEL - 7301 N SHERIDAN - RESIDENTIAL AND TRANSIENT - c1950


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - THE STEVENS HOTEL (LATER THE CONRAD HILTON) - MICHIGAN AVE - GRANT PARK - PANORAMA - 1920s