Saturday, January 26, 2019

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

POSTCARD - TORONTO - AERIAL PANORAMA FROM NEAR QUEEN - NIGHT - UNUSUALLY NICE SHOT - EARLY 1970s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - AERIAL PANORAMA OF DOWNTOWN LOOKING S FROM NEAR BLOOR - OVER UNIVERSITY AVE - NOTE SECOND TORONTO-DOMINION TOWER NOT FINISHED - IT WAS FINISHED IN 1969


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BROADVIEW AND GERRARD - WAGON - EARLY STREETCAR - AWNINGS - NICE VERSION -TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CITY HALL - QUEEN AND BAY - AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING NW - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC - COLLEGE STREET - BEFORE IT MOVED TO MCMASTER HALL WHEN MCMASTER UNIVERSITY MOVED TO HAMILTON IN 1930 - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AERIAL PANORAMA LOOKING W- PRINCES GATE - NOTE HOW THEY PARKED - 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - HUGE CROWD AND BUGGIES IN FRONT OF MANUFACTURERS BUILDING - NOTE A LOT OF WOMEN WEARING RED - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - MIDWAY WITH RIDES - BIG CROWD - AERIAL PANORAMA - 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - THE GRAND STAND ENTRANCES - BIG CROWD - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - THE TERRACE - BY LAKE ONTARIO - PEOPLE WALKING - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - GENERAL HOSPITAL MAIN BUILDING - NICE VERSION - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - HANLAN'S POINT - MAN SITTING ON WHARF - ROWERS IN WATER - RUSTIC FENCE - LIGHT STRING ABOVE - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KEW BEACH - GROUND LEVEL - BIG CROWD - BOATS PULLED UP - TINTED - 1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - MARKHAM STREET VILLAGE - SHOPS AND PEOPLE EATING OUTSIDE IN FRONT OF RESTAURANTS -TOTEM POLE - LATE 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - NATHAN PHILLIPS SQUARE AND NEW CITY HALL - AERIAL FROM ACROSS QUEEN - MAYBE c1970


POSTCARD - TORONTO - NORMAL SCHOOL - CHURCH AND GOULD - THREE-QUARTERS VIEW - NICE VERSION - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - TORONTO - O'KEEFE CENTRE - FRONT STREET - AERIAL PANORAMA - EARLY 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ONE OF THE EASTERN BEACHES - BIG CROWD - CALLED A HOT DAY ON THE BEACHES - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - OSGOODE HALL LAW COURTS - QUEEN AND UNIVERSITY- TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - PANORAMIC AERIAL VIEW OF THE CITY - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - TORONTO - RIVERDALE ZOO - BIG CROWD OF PEOPLE BY BEAR ENCLOSURES - SEPIA - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - RIVERDALE ZOO - GROUPS OF PEOPLE WALKING NEAR BEAR ENCLOSURES - 3 LITTLE GIRLS FEATURED - COUPLE WITH BABY CARRIAGE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SICK CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL - COLLEGE AND ELIZABETH - STREETCAR IN FRONT - TINTED - 1913


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST ANDREW'S COLLEGE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST CLAIR AVE - STREETCAR TRACKS IN GRASSY PARKWAY - CARS - TRUCK - EXACT LOCATION UNKNOWN - TINTED - 1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE BEACH - HEATED SWIMMING POOL - AERIAL PANORAMA - HUGE CROWD - TINTED -1920s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TRAYMORE SAVARIN RESTAURANT - BAY AND ADELAIDE - SERVICE COUNTERS - ROWS OF SIT-DOWN COUNTER PLACES - TINTED


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE FROM QUEEN'S PARK FLOWER BEDS - LOOKING S GROUND LEVEL - 1971


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY GATES - WOMAN WALKING - JUST W OF QUEEN'S PARK - UNIVERSITY COLLEGE IN BACKGROUND - 1911


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WELCOME TO TORONTO - MAN AND WOMAN KISSING IN FRONT OF COUNTRYSIDE MURAL - TINTED - 1911


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WILLIAMS' CAFE - MAIN LUNCH ROOM (CALLED THAT) - YONGE AND QUEEN - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WOODBINE RACE TRACK - CALLED THE WOODBINE - HUGE CROWD ON GROUND AROUND SMALL STAND - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YACHTING ON TORONTO BAY - TINTED - 1912


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET DOCKS - ARRIVAL OF NIAGARA BOAT - BIG CROWD - TINTED - 1911


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YORK AND KING - GROUND LEVEL VIEW - ROSSIN HOUSE - WAGONS - STREETCARS - CAR - PEDESTRIANS - NICE VERSION - TINTED - 1908


Friday, June 1, 2018

PHOTO - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AERIAL - PART OF MIDWAY AND HORSE SHOW - CROWDS - 1950s - EDITED FROM ABAKUS PLACE SITE


PHOTO - TORONTO - PEOPLE LEAVING CHURCH - NOTE THE HATS - UNKNOWN LOCATION - 1950s - EDITED FROM ABAKUS PLACE SITE


PHOTO - TORONTO - UNKNOWN LOCATION - CROWD LEAVING CHURCH - NOT ALL WITH HATS - NOTE SLOVAK MEAT MARKET AMONG STORES - 1950s - EDITED FROM ABAKUS PLACE SITE


PHOTO - TORONTO - YONGE AND RICHMOND - LOOKING N GROUND LEVEL - CROWDS FLAGS ON SIMPSONS - NOTE OLD MAIL VAN ON RIGHT - THIS IMAGE WAS USED FOR A POSTCARD - 1950s - EDITED FROM ABAKUS PLACE SITE


PHOTO - TORONTO - QUEEN STREET - LOOKING E GROUND LEVEL - SIMPSON'S AND EATONS DEPARTMENT STORES - TWO TYPES OF STREETCARS - EARLY 1970s


PHOTO - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - LOOKING N STREET LEVEL - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS - SIMPSON'S DEPARTMENT STORE - TRAFFIC - 1960s - EDITED FROM CURBSIDE CASSIC SITE


PHOTO - TORONTO - YONGE AND TERAULAY - LOOKING S GROUND LEVEL - IMPERIAL THEATRE - SHOPS - PEDESTRIANS - 1971 - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - TORONTO - AERIAL PANORAMA OF DOWNTOWN - TORONTO-DOMINION CENTRE FIRST TOWER COMPLETE - 1967


PHOTO - TORONTO - YORKVILLE - BIG CROWD - 1968