Carl G. Fisher in United States

Carl G. Fisher
Fischer in 1902. (Wikipedia)
Fischer in 1902. (Wikipedia)

HTTP code: 403 image is inline deepink from an external server, inline linking does not directly infringe copyright but can be removed on request.
AddressMiami Beach
DistrictMiami-Dade County
CountryUnited States

Head keepers
of elephants
Aaron Yarnell
Google map
Relevant literature

Carl G. Fisher, located at Miami Beach, in Miami, United States.

Comments / pictures

Carl Graham Fisher (January 12, 1874–July 15, 1939) was an American entrepreneur. Despite having severe astigmatism, he became a seemingly tireless pioneer and promoter of the automotive, auto racing, and real estate development industries. Fisher Island, one of the wealthiest and most exclusive residential areas in the United States, just south of Miami Beach, is named for him.

Ever the innovative promoter of the Florida land boom of the 1920s, PBS tells of his efforts to draw attention to Miami Beach. Carl had acquired a baby elephant named "Rosie" who was a favorite with newspaper photographers. In 1921, he got free publicity all across the country with what we would call today a promotional "photo-op" of Rosie serving as a golf caddy for vacationing President-elect Warren Harding. Billboards of bathing beauties enjoying white beaches and blue ocean waters appeared around the country. Fisher even purchased a huge illuminated sign proclaiming "Its June in Miami" in Times Square in New York City.


References for records about Carl G. Fisher

Recommended Citation

Koehl, Dan (2021). Carl G. Fisher, Elephant Encyclopedia. Available online at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Search more with Google for Carl G. Fisher

Search more on the Internet Web for Carl G. Fisher

Categoriesprivate in United States | United States portal

This document was updated: 2020-11-07 11:36:56

Elephant Encyclopedia and database

Established 1995
Established 2006
Search for keywords
Your ip: