The girl who is standing in the photo is the one who is dead. This is a classic example of photographic art. Notice the hands. For people wondering how the corpse is standing up, there is a posing stand supporting the body it’s very hard to see but the stand is supporting the neck, arms and back.
Witch Trials - The Giles Cory Marker on Crystal Lake in Peabody, Massachusetts, in the midst of what was previously Corey’s 150-acre property. - The only victim of the Salem Witch Trials to have died as a result of torture on September 19, 1692. Cory, whose wife Martha would hang three days later, was generally cantankerous, over eighty years old, and a wealthy landower. He refused to cooperate with his torturers and is even said to have asked for “more weight”.