Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)-- Original Data, 1890-1919 (2)--Original Data, 1913-1944. 1913-1919 Copied From Bls Handwritten Files. Taken From The Bls. Beginning In 1913, Prices Are Quoted Weekly, On Saturday. Called Spruce Eastern, Random Cargoes, 2 By 3 And 4 (See Bulletin 473, 1926-1928. Bulletin 473 Gives 1926 Overlap And Annual Review Figures Showing That Series Is Consistent From Beginning Of 1920). From 1929-June, 1940, Series Labelled Spruce Eastern, Boston. For July-December, 1940, Specification States "No Quantity Specified;" Beginning 1941, Called"Eastern, Random No. 1, 2 Inches By 3 Inches And 4 Inches, Per Thousand Board Feet, Carlot, Delivered By Rail, On Boston Rate Of Freight." Series Remains The Same As That Called"Eastern, Boston." Source: Bureau Of Labor Statistics Bulletins, Monthly "Wholesale Prices", Bls Files.
This NBER data series m04090b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 4 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter04.html.
NBER Indicator: m04090b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Wholesale Price of Spruce for Boston, MA [M04H0BUS14460M298NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M04H0BUS14460M298NNBR/, September 4, 2015.