Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables --(1)--Original Data, 1890-1931 (2)--Original Data, 1931-1942. This Series Is Presented As Two Variables Because Of A Change In Reporting Manufacturers. The Second Variable Has Been Raised To The Level Of The First By The Ratio Of The Overlapping Months, January- September, 1931 (6.00/5.85=102.6). Prices Are F.O.B. Factory. Source: 1931 Data Are Direct From Bls By Letter. 1932-1942 Data Are Are From Bls Bulletins.
This NBER data series m04133b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04133b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Wholesale Price of Shoes: Men's Vici Kid Black, High, Goodyear Welt for United States [M0433BUSM291NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0433BUSM291NNBR/, August 1, 2015.