Saturday, November 30, 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:  jc60649@yahoo.com

SOME INTERNET SITES FROM JOHN CHUCKMAN:


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

STUDIO PORTRAIT - CHICAGO - YOUNG WOMAN WITH BOBBED HAIR HOLDING A STRAW HAT - BEIGLER STUDIO - LYON AND HEALY BUILDING - 1930s


STUDIO PORTRAIT - CHICAGO - BEAUTIFUL WOMAN PROFILE - ATMOSPHERIC IMAGE - MORRISON STUDIO - CHAMPLAIN BUILDING - NW CORNER STATE AND MADISON - c1910


POSTER - CHICAGO - SKYLINE AND LAKESHORE - LOOKING N FROM ABOVE RIVER - AERIAL - FISH-EYE - FAIRLY CONTEMPORARY


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


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - ZYMOTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND SIEBE'S BREWING ACADEMY - 1416-24 MONTANA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YMCA HOTEL - 4 GUEST ROOM IMAGES - ART DECO FRAME - 1934


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - YMCA BUILDING - PART OF I WILL SERIES - NICE VERSION - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY FIELD - AERIAL - WRIGLEYVILLE AREA - c1940


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WRIGLEY BUILDING - FROM S SIDE MICHIGAN AVE BRIDGE - 1941


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOODS THEATRE BUILDING - LOUNGE - NATIONAL VAUDEVILLE ARTISTS CHICAGO BRANCH - TINTED - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOODS ELECTRIC CARS - SOUTH SHORE COUNTRY CLUB - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOODLAWN MASONIC TEMPLE - NOTE ROCKERS LOWER RIGHT - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WOODLAWN AND 61ST - APARTMENT BUILDING WITH DRUGSTORE - TWO WOMEN WITH PARASOL - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WILSON AVE BEACH - BIG CROWD - NOTE NIGHT BATHING SIGN - TINTED - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHITNEY OPERA HOUSE - CAST OF MY CINDERELLA GIRL - CHICAGO'S BEST MUSICAL SHOW - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHITE CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - EAST BOARD WALK - MINIATURE TRAIN - CROWD IN CAFE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHITE CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - BASIN AND CHUTES - NOTE MISSPELLING - 1909


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHITE CITY AMUSEMENT PARK - 63RD AND SOUTH PARK - INFANT INCUBATORS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WHIST ROOM RESTAURANT - TIP TOP INN - PULLMAN BUILDING - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WESTMINSTER BUILDING - 110 S DEARBORN - 1916


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WESTERN ELECTRIC - WATER TOWER AT THE WORKS - HAWTHORNE - ELECTRICAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WESTERN ELECTRIC - TELEPHONE APPARATUS SHOPS - HAWTHORNE - ELECTRICAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WESTERN ELECTRIC - SWITCHBOARD WIRING DEPARTMENT INTERIOR - HAWTHORNE - ELECTRICAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WESTERN ELECTRIC - LEAD PRESS ROOM INTERIOR - HAWTHORNE - ELECTRICAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WESTERN ELECTRIC - GENERAL VIEW OF THE WORKS - HAWTHORNE - ELECTRICAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WESTERN ELECTRIC - GENERAL MERCHANDISE WAREHOUSE INTERIOR - HAWTHORNE - ELECTRICAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WESTERN ELECTRIC - GENERAL MERCHANDISE WAREHOUSE EXTERIOR - HAWTHORNE - ELECTRICAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WESTERN ELECTRIC - FIELD DAY OF EMPLOYEES' ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION - HAWTHORNE - ELECTRICAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WESTERN ELECTRIC - EMPLOYEES' BAND - HAWTHORNE - ELECTRICAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WESTERN ELECTRIC - CORDS SHOP INTERIOR - ALL WOMEN WORKERS - HAWTHORNE - ELECTRICAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WESTERN ELECTRIC - CABLE PLANT INTERIOR - HAWTHORNE - ELECTRICAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WESTERN ELECTRIC - AN EMPLOYEES' LUNCHROOM - NOTE TABLE CLOTHS - HAWTHORNE - ELECTRICAL CAPITAL OF AMERICA - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WEST SIDE BALL PARK - CUBS - AERIAL - 1911


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON PARK - MAN ON STEPPING STONES - c1910


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON PARK - CONSERVATORY AND ADMINISTRATION - WOMAN AND CHILD ON PATH - EARLY


POSTCARD - CHICAGO - WASHINGTON - W FROM WABASH - AERIAL - 1920s


Thursday, October 31, 2013

PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHICAGO FIRE DEPARTMENT - HOOK AND LADDER - 1942


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CHARLES A STEVENS AND BROTHERS - EARLY VEHICLE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS - NEW FLYING TURNS RIDE - AERIAL VIEW OF TRAIN - LATER A FEATURE AT RIVERVIEW - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CENTURY OF PROGRESS - CROWD AT NEW FLYING TURNS RIDE - LATER A FEATURE AT RIVERVIEW - 1933


PHOTO - CHICAGO - CARL SANDBURG AND HIS WIFE - GUITAR - 1952


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BURLESQUE SHOW ENTRANCE - STATE STREET - MAN IN STRAW HAT - 1941 - EDITED FROM A JOHN VACHON IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BURLESQUE SHOW ENTRANCE - 2 SAILORS AND A MAN IN DARK GLASSES - c1950 - EDITED FROM A KENNETH HEILBRON IMAGE


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BISMARCK HOTEL - WOMEN'S DIVISION OF MAYOR DALEY'S CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE FOR CLEANER CHICAGO - CAMPAIGN LITERATURE - 1956


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BERGHOFF RESTAURANT - ADAMS - EVENING


PHOTO - CHICAGO - BARRICK AND VALENTINE BARBER - UNKNOWN STREET - BIG CROWD WITH PRECINCT A SIGN - NOTE BADGE ON MAN AT LEFT - EARLY


PHOTO - CHICAGO - ART INSTITUTE - FASHION MODEL BEING PHOTOGRAPHED IN FRONT OF LA GRANDE JATTE- EDITED FROM A KENNETH HEILBRON IMAGE - 1960


PHOTO - CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDINGS ON OUTSKIRTS - EDITED FROM A ROGER VACHON IMAGE - 1941


PHOTO - CHICAGO - APARTMENT BUILDING - LAKE SHORE DRIVE AT 70TH PLACE - EDITED FROM REAL ESTATE IMAGE