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Mountains, buildings, and crowd in foreground / clouds, light and stars in background. "The first bit of sunlight strikes the mountain top eclipse camp as the moon's shadow retreats to the east." Inscription: On stretcher " 'The Shadow in the East following Third Contact'/ made at time of Eclipse - Cerro de Pasco, Peru 14,400/painted June 1937 two days after from sketch/D.O. Stephens - This shows the eclipse site and crowd."
"With the visible sun hidden by the dark disk of the moon, the usually invisible streamers of the corona flesh forth, extending nearly two million miles in space, these plumes of the sun's upper atmosphere brighten a darkened sky." Inscription: "June 8 1937, 5.21 Cerro de Pasco, Peru Altitude 14,400".