Wednesday, May 23, 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 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

PHOTO - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - LOOKING S FROM GERRARD - EARLY EVENING - LOTS OF PEDESTRIANS AND TRAFFIC - DENSE STRIP OF COMMERCIAL LIGHTING - 1960s - EDITED FROM AN IMAGE IN ORIENTALREVIEW.ORG - UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


Thursday, May 03, 2018

PHOTO - TORONTO - TORONTO STAR BUILDING - 80 KING STREET W - DEMOLISHED 1970 - NOTE STOODLEIGH RESTAURANT - 1960s - EDITED FROM UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


POSTCARD - TORONTO - LOOKING N ON UNIVERSITY AVE BEFORE IT WAS WIDENED - AERIAL - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1937


POSTCARD - TORONTO - BALMY BEACH - A FEW SWIMMERS - THIS BECAME PART OF LATER BEACHES - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ELLIOT HOUSE AND SHUTER STREET - GROUND LEVEL - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - GRAND STAND - BIG CROWD VIEWING SHOW - TINTED - NICE VERSION - 1930s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - THE MIDWAY - AERIAL - HUGE CROWD - TINTED -1923


POSTCARD - TORONTO - GLIMPSE THROUGH ROSEDALE - ALMOST DOESN'T LOOK URBAN - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - TORONTO - HANLANS POINT - FERRY BLUEBELL DISCHARGING PASSENGERS - ELEVATED VIEW - NICE VERSION - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING EDWARD HOTEL LOBBY - TINTED - 1928


POSTCARD - TORONTO - RAINBOW MOTEL - HUMBER BAY - THE AREA ALONG LAKE SHORE WAS DOTTED WITH THIS KIND OF MOM-AND-POP MOTEL - TINTED - c1950


POSTCARD - TORONTO - ST PAUL'S CATHOLIC CHURCH - QUEEN STREET E - WAGONS IN STREET - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - WATERFRONT AND PANORAMA - AERIAL LOOKING N - NOTE NO GARDINER EXPRESSWAY - NICE VERSION - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - GROUND LEVEL LOOKING N FROM DUNDAS - MAYBE 1980s


PRINT - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - AERIAL LOOKING N - STREETCARS - 1925


Friday, November 10, 2017

PHOTO - TORONTO - DAVENPORT AT ELMWOOD - SNOW - TTC PCC STREETCAR - TOASTMASTER BREAD TRUCK - 1965


PHOTO - TORONTO - GLEN MANOR NEAR QUEEN - PCC STREETCAR BY PARK - 1966 - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


PHOTO - TORONTO - KING AND RONCESVALLES - PCC STREETCAR - NIGHT - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - QUEEN STREET - NEAR YONGE - PCC STREETCAR - NIGHT - 1964


PHOTO - TORONTO - TTC PCC STREETCAR - WYCHWOOD BARN - WASHER - 1970 - EDITED FROM AN UNKNOWN PHOTOGRAPHER


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING STREET - LOOKING W FROM YONGE - STREETCAR - CROWDS - SIGNS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SHERBOURNE STREET - CHURCH STREETCAR WAGON - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - LOOKING N - CROWDS AWNINGS BICYCLES SIGNS - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - LOOKING N AERIAL - TINTED - 1907


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - LOOKING N FROM KING AND YONGE - TINTED - 1910s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - LOOKING N FROM NEAR SAM'S RECORDS - TRAFFIC CROWDS SIGNS - c1970


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET - NIGHT - LOOKING S FROM NEAR EDISON HOTEL - 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET AND QUEEN - STREET LEVEL - LOOKING N - BIG CROWD WAITING FOR STREETCAR - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - YONGE STREET AT BLOOR - TINTED - c1920


Saturday, February 13, 2016

POSTCARD - TORONTO - BEACH AT KEW GARDENS - TINTED - MAYBE 1930s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - AERIAL - NOTE TENTS - MAYBE SCOUTS - TINTED - NICE VERSION - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - EXHIBITION - PRINCES' BOULEVARD - AERIAL - MOTOR SHOW - c1950


POSTCARD - TORONTO - FIRST TORONTO-OTTAWA AIR MAIL SERVICE - 1918


POSTCARD - TORONTO - GENERAL POST OFFICE - TINTED - PRE-1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - HOLT RENFREW AND COMPANY - A CANADIAN WINTER GIRL - 1906


POSTCARD - TORONTO - KING EDWARD HOTEL - EXCLUSIVE LADIES' DEPARTMENTS - RECEPTION - BOOKING OFFICE - SOUVENIRS - TINTED - c1910


POSTCARD - TORONTO - MCDONALD AND WILSON SHOWROOM - 12 QUEEN E


POSTCARD - TORONTO - NEW CITY HALL AND SURROUNDINGS - AERIAL - LATE 1960s


POSTCARD - TORONTO - RAINBOW HOTEL - LAKESHORE BLVD - c1960


POSTCARD - TORONTO - SUNNYSIDE - THE DRIVEWAY - AERIAL - AMUSEMENT PARK IN ITS HEYDAY - MANY PEOPLE AND CARS - TINTED - 1938