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


Saturday, April 21, 2018

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 - EXHIBITION - AERIAL LOOKING E - SKYRIDE - BIG CROWDS BELOW - NICE VERSION - 1973


POSTCARD - TORONTO - FRONT STREET - LOOKING S E - UNION STATION - CARS AND STREETCAR ON FRONT - TINTED - c1940


POSTCARD - TORONTO - JARVIS STREET - CARRIAGE AND BICYCLE IN DISTANCE - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING STREET - AERIAL LOOKING E - TINTED - 1912


Sunday, January 7, 2018

PHOTO - TORONTO - COLLEGE - JUST W OF YONGE LOOKING E - TTC FREIGHT TROLLEY - KRESGE'S - EATON'S - YMCA - 1974


PHOTO - TORONTO - PCC STREETCAR - INTERIOR - THE WAY THEY LOOKED IN THE 1960s - THIS LOOKS LIKE A RENOVATED CAR - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - TORONTO - QUEEN AND PARLIAMENT - PCC STREETCAR - 1965 - EDITED FROM A JOHN F BROMLEY IMAGE


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BIRKS-ELLIS-RYRIE JEWELLERS - YONGE AND TEMPERANCE - INTERIOR WITH MAIN STAIRCASE - CONTINENTAL SHOP ON MEZZANINE - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - COLLEGE - LOOKING TOWARDS YONGE GROUND LEVEL - FORESTERS' BUILDING - TINTED - 1919


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CPR BUILDING - 69 YONGE - AT KING - COMPLETED 1913


POSTCARD - TORONTO - PANORAMA OF YONGE STREET DOCK AND SKYLINE - TINTED OFF-REGISTER - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SPADINA AVE LOOKING N FROM QUEEN - STREETCAR - BICYCLE - AWNINGS - TINTED c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE AND QUEEN - LOOKING N W - NOTE KNOX STORE - CAR STOP SIGN - STREETCARS - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING N - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - AERIAL - LOOKING N - TRAFFIC - FLAGS - SIGNS - 1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - GROUND LEVEL - LOOKING N - HUGE CROWD - WAGONS - BICYCLES - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET DOCK - FROM WATER - LOOKING RIGHT UP YONGE - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET DOCK FROM WATER - LOTS OF SMOKESTACKS - TINTED - c1910


Sunday, May 1, 2016

MENU - TORONTO - T.EATON COMPANY - 190 YONGE - COVER - 1904


MENU - TORONTO - T.EATON COMPANY - 190 YONGE - BACK COVER - 1904


MENU - TORONTO - T.EATON COMPANY - 190 YONGE - INSIDE COVER ONE - 1904


MENU - TORONTO - T.EATON COMPANY - 190 YONGE - INSIDE COVER TWO - 1904


MENU - TORONTO - T.EATON COMPANY - 190 YONGE - INSIDE ONE - 1904


MENU - TORONTO - T.EATON COMPANY - 190 YONGE - INSIDE TWO - 1904


MENU - TORONTO - T.EATON COMPANY - 190 YONGE - INSIDE THREE - 1904


MENU - TORONTO - T.EATON COMPANY - 190 YONGE - INSIDE FOUR - 1904


MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - TIROLER RESTAURANT - 1115 BAY