photography related industry in Rochester (New York)
American Camera | Bausch & Lomb | Blair | Century | Crown Optical Co. | Elgeet | Folmer & Schwing | Gassner and Marx | Graflex | Gundlach | Ilex | JML | Kodak | Milburn | Monroe | PMC | Ray | Reichenbach, Morey and Will | Rochester Camera and Supply Co. | Rochester Optical Co. | Seneca | Sunart | Walker | Wollensak
and in Rochester (Minnesota)
external links - Rudolf Kingslake's
"Optical industry in Rochester (N.Y.)"

The Monroe Camera Company was founded in 1897 with a capital of $25,000. It was named after Monroe County. Its vice-president was Albert Beir who already was in camera making business since 1896. In 1899 the company was merged with the Rochester based camera makers Ray, Rochester Optical Co. and Rochester Camera and Supply Co. plus the Western Camera Manufacturing Co. of Chicago into the group Rochester Optical and Camera Company.

Monroe made some unique cameras like the strut folding plate camera Pocket Monroe No. 2 and the light Tourist Pocket Camera.

Rochester is one of the best knonwn camera companies in new york along