Series Is Presented Here As Three Variables--(1)--Original Data, 1885-1903 (2)--Original Data, 1906-1926 (3)--Original Data, 1925-1942. Data For 1884-1909 Include Bank Dividends. Source: The Daily Stockholder, 1884-1903.
This NBER data series m08079a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 8 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter08.html.
NBER Indicator: m08079a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Total Dividend Payments for United States [M08G9AUSM144NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M08G9AUSM144NNBR/, July 30, 2015.