Wednesday, October 24, 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 SO RAPID NOW

POSTCARD - TORONTO - AERIAL PANORAMA FROM ABOVE UNIVERSITY LOOKING E - NOTE NEW CITY HALL AT LOWER LEFT IS IN EARLY STAGES OF CONSTRUCTION - EARLY-1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING EDWARD HOTEL - LOBBY ELEVATORS AND STAIRS - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING EDWARD HOTEL - EXCLUSIVE LADIES DEPARTMENT - 3 IMAGES OF SERVICES FOR WOMEN - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST CHARLES HOTEL - KING AND YONGE - OLD ENGLISH ROOM RESTAURANT - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - OLD DUTCH GRILL ROOM - ST CHARLES HOTEL - KING AND YONGE - c1910 - TINTED - FINE VERSION


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SELBY PRIVATE HOTEL - DINING ROOM - SHERBOURNE AND SELBY STREET - ORIGINALLY THE HOME OF CHARLES GOODERHAM OF THE DISTILLERY FAMILY - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SELBY PRIVATE HOTEL - RECEPTION ROOM - SHERBOURNE AND SELBY STREET - ORIGINALLY THE HOME OF CHARLES GOODERHAM OF THE DISTILLERY FAMILY - NOTE THE SPITOON BY FIREPLACE - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - TORONTO ISLAND LOOKING TOWARDS SKYLINE - FAMILY FEEDING CANADA GEESE - THIS KIND OF CORNY POSTCARD SEEMED FAIRLY COMMON FOR TORONTO THEN - COMMERCE COURT BUILDING FINISHED 1972


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE AND FRONT - LOOKING N ON YONGE GROUND LEVEL - STREETCAR - TINTED -c1910


PHOTO - TORONTO - ROYAL YORK IMPERIAL ROOM RESTAURANT - MUHAMMED ALI HAVING A MEAL AND JOKING - WAITER - 1966


MENU - TORONTO - COVER - OLD ENGLISH TAVERN - ROYAL YORK HOTEL - 1941


MENU - TORONTO - ROYAL YORK HOTEL - OLD ENGLISH TAVERN - INSIDE - 1941

A MENU - TORONTO - ROYAL YORK HOTEL - OLD ENGLISH TAVERN - INSIDE - 1941

MATCHBOOK - TORONTO - THE DELL TAVERN - 300 SIMCOE - I REMEMBER 159 ELM - APPARENTLY SIMCOE WAS THE SIDE ENTRANCE - THIS WAS A COZY PLEASANT PLACE TO EAT - A FAVORITE OF MY MOM AND WAYNE - NICE VERSION - LATE-1960s


Tuesday, October 02, 2018

POSTCARD - TORONTO - TRADERS BANK AND BLOOR STREET - STREETCAR - PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - NICE BUT A BIT OFF REGISTER - 1912


POSTCARD -TORONTO - KING AND YONGE - MANY DRESSED UP PEOPLE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - HANLAN'S (SPELLING) POINT - THE HURGLE GURGLE WATER SLIDE - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CN TOWER AND SURROUNDING BUILDINGS - AERIAL LOOKING NE - YEAR COMPLETED 1976


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CITY HALL - AERIAL LOOKING N W - BAY STREET - TINTED - 1920s


MENU - TORONTO - WINSTON'S RESTAURANT - 104 ADELAIDE STREET W - LUNCH MENU - c1980


MENU - TORONTO - DICKENS ROOM IN THE PORTS OF CALL RESTAURANTS - 1145 YONGE - 1964


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ORIOLE AVE CENTRE ISLAND - HOUSES AND FENCES - c1920


POSTCARD - TORONTO - THE SILVER RAIL RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE - YONGE AND SHUTER - 2 INTERIOR IMAGES - 1960s


Wednesday, September 12, 2018

POSTCARD - TORONTO - CARLTON AND YONGE CORNER - LOOKING DOWN YONGE - PEDESTRIANS WAGONS AWNINGS - TINTED - ESPECIALLY NICE VERSION - c1910


PHOTO - TORONTO - RONCESVALLES AND QUEEN - REMARKABLE IMAGE OF STREETCAR TRACK WORK - STREETCAR TURNING - 1923


PHOTO - TORONTO - BATHURST AND STEWART - RESTORED PETER WITT STREETCAR USED AS TOURIST RIDE - LOOKS LIKE IT JUST CAME FROM THE PAINT SHOP - PCC CAR BEHIND - 1980 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - FROM ADELAIDE - GROUND LEVEL - CROWDS CARS ENSIGN FLAGS - TINTED - 1930


POSTCARD - TORONTO - DOWNTOWN BUSINESS SECTION - AERIAL - LOOKING N ON YONGE - c1940


Monday, May 28, 2018

PHOTO - TORONTO - DOWNTOWN AERIAL PANORAMA - BANKS BEING BUILT - BANK OF MONTREAL AND ROYAL BANK UNDER CONSTRUCTION - 1976 - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET AND GERRARD - LOOKING S - WET NIGHT - SAVOY THEATER - BASSEL'S RESTAURANT - CHRISTMAS LIGHT STRINGS ON STREET - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - LOOKING S FROM COLLEGE-CARLTON STREET LEVEL - NIGHT - 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNKNOWN STREET - ORANGE DAY PARADE - AERIAL PANORAMA - HUGE CROWD ONF MEN IN HATS - AS AN IMMIGRANT I HAD NEVER HEARD OF ORANGE DAY - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - AERIAL LOOKING N FROM NEAR KING - LATE 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - UNIVERSITY AVE - LOOKING S FROM QUEEN'S PARK AERIAL - VERY EVOCATIVE IMAGE - 1950s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - QUEEN STREET - STREET LEVEL LOOKING E FROM CITY HALL SQUARE - ADAM STORE - STREETCAR - MANY PEDESTRIANS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - NEW CITY HALL - TWILIGHT - OPENED IN 1965


POSTCARD - TORONTO - LITTLE DENMARK RESTAURANT - 720 BAY STREET - FRONT OF RESTAURANT WHICH CLOSED IN 1967 AFTER 33 YEARS


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - NEW PURE FOODS BUILDING - CROWDS - THE OLD BUILDING WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1953 - TINTED


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EASTERN BEACHES - AERIAL PANORAMA - TINTED - 1930s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CENTRAL LIBRARY - COLLEGE AND ST GEORGE - A CARNEGIE BUILDING - SERVED FROM 1909 TO 1977 - c1950


POSTCARD - TORONTO - CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE BUILDING - 25 KING W - TALLEST IN COMMONWEALTH FOR DECADES - TINTED - OPENED 1931


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BLOOR STREET - AERIAL LOOKING E - STREETCARS - NOTE PARKING - MID-1960s BEFORE SUBWAY OPENED