Series Is Presented Here As Two Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1920-1948 (2)--Original Data, 1935-1959. This Series Is Believed To Be Roughly Comparable To The National Industrial Conference Board One. From 1951 On, Figures Have Been Rounded And No Fractions Of Cents Are Available In The Source. Source: For 1935-1952, Bureau Of Labor Statistics, Employment, Hours, And Earnings, Manufacturing Division, Leather And Leather Products Group, "Footwear (Except Rubber)", (Sic Group 314), Releases (February, 1953) And (May, 1955), Not Numbered; For 1953-1959, June, 1956 And July, 1958 Releases (Pp. 173-174A Of Summary Tables In Binder), Monthly Labor Review, "Employment And Payrolls", (Advance Estimates Are To Be Found In Monthly Mimeographed Release).
This NBER data series m08205b appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08205b
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Average Hourly Earnings, Boot and Shoe Manufacturing for United States [M0805FUSM259NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M0805FUSM259NNBR/, July 4, 2015.