This listing is for a randomly selected set of 40 strips of paper taken from a 1959 copy of The New Basic Reader: The New More Friends and Neighbors. All the strips are 1 1/2 inches wide and 8 inches long. They are perfect for making a paper chain to use in a child's room, a baby shower, or a birthday party. The majority of the strips have adorable illustrations and all have text. The strips could also be used for other types of buntings or garlands as well. The paper chain shown in the photo above was done with a 1 inch overlap for stapling and is 5 feet 7 inches long.