Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)-- Original Data, 1913-1933 (2)--Original Data, 1932-1940 (3)--Original Data, 1935-1942. There Is No Quotation For September, 1916; March-May, 1918; Or February-March, 1920. Prices For 1913-April, 1919 Are For Jamaica 8S; May, 1919-April, 1933 Are For Jamaica 9S. The 1919 Price For Jamaica 8S Was $2.090; For Jamaica 9S It Was $4.041. The July, 1932 Price For Jamaica 9S Was $1.925; For Honduras 9S It Was $2.275. Data For May, 1919-1933 Lowered To Level Of First Segment Of Series. Source: Bls Wholesale Price Bulletins, But Data For Data For 1913 And Second Segment, 1919 Are Directly From Bls.
This NBER data series m04036a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04036a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Wholesale Price of Bananas for New York, NY [M0436AUS35620M279NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0436AUS35620M279NNBR, February 10, 2016.