Clothing Worn by Andrew Reinhard during the 2014 "Atari Dig" Excavation at the Alamogordo, New Mexico Landfill

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Clothing Worn by Andrew Reinhard during the 2014 "Atari Dig" Excavation at the Alamogordo, New Mexico Landfill

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Artifact

Clothing

Date Made

2005-2014

Summary

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.

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2015.84.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Andrew Reinhard.

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Not on exhibit to the public.

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Clothing Worn by Andrew Reinhard during the 2014 "Atari Dig" Excavation at the Alamogordo, New Mexico Landfill

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