Price Is The First Of Each Month, In New York, 1890-1917, And Is The Monthly Average Of Saturdays' Quotations, 1918-1944. Prices Were Published As Cents Per Pound. Price In 1914 Is For 100 Pound Packages Or Over. Beginning In 1940, Area Given Is "East Of Rocky Mountains." Source: Bls Bulletins And "Wholesale Prices"
This NBER data series m04135 appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04135
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Wholesale Price of Carbonate of Lead (White Lead, American, In Oil, Kegs) for New York [M04135US000NYM287NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M04135US000NYM287NNBR/, October 6, 2015.
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