In 1983, rumors circulated: Atari was bankrupt, and was dumping truckloads of games into a New Mexico landfill. Victim to the "Video Game Crash," the company buried 700,000 cartridges in the desert. "The Atari Tomb" was resurrected from obscurity when it was unearthed in 2014; this clothing was worn by Andrew Reinhard, archeologist, during the world's first video game excavation.
From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Andrew Reinhard.
Not on exhibit to the public.
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