Question: does high drop hanging, which breaks the victim's neck, leave the trademark look (bulging eyes, tongue sticking out, etc.) or is it only asphyxiation that does that? I assume the face will be purple color anyway, due to the pooling of blood above the rope?
Background: my character sees the gallows with the victims on them. I need to know what he will see. Fictional setting, so it doesn't matter if high drop wasn't normally used for public executions.