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Currently Documented Version Characteristics:
Version I: [no signature] [no seal] [no title-caption in lower margin] (example above)

Design History:
The designs of the supplemental set are greatly simplified images, typically of the same kinds of plants illustrated in the main series. The plants are shown as two primary silhouettes accented with highlight colors, one as an overlay on the other. One of these silhouettes (usually the backgrounded one) copies the composition of a particular main series design.

In wfx13 a silhouette of the entire cosmos composition of wf20 is used instead as the overlay image. The background image for wfx13 is of a variety of pelargonium different from the one in wf2. Here the background silhouette is left unprinted and is defined by printing the background color.

The wfx12 design is printed in three colors: the background in off-white; the overlay silhouette in lavender-gray; and highlights on both parts in dull green. The overlay printing is partially translucent, and the underprinted color of the background shows through. These overlapping areas of color demonstrate that both parts were printed as complete (and independent) silhouettes.

Species Illustrated:
Overlay: Cosmos, Cosmos hybrid cultivars

Background: Pelargonium, Pelargonium cultivar, but a different variety from that used in the primary series

Related Designs:
Other Cosmos Designs:

Other Pelargonium Designs: