Taken in the "Wagon Gate" where the execution by hanging would take place at West Va State Penitentiary. The shadow was added to show the distance from where the condemned would hang above the floor. In one recorded case, the rope broke, dropping the inmate to the floor. He was still alive, and was returned to the drop to be hung again until he died.
"West Va State Penitentiary" now on the Perfect Trust Productions LLC YouTube Page. You can also see the episode here under "BPI Full Episodes" tab. (Episode 5)