Around the 1940's England. With the threat in WW2 people invented different contraptions to save themselves from Gas attacks! Here is a vintage baby stroller kitted out with anti-gas protection! The glass on the top to let the baby actually see and it has chimney to breath. Bet it was really heavy to push.
This I believe is from the States where fashion meets the truly bizarre. Advertised as the quick way to swim through the water 'wooden' swimming suits were in the rage! Did they soak up the water and chaff? Never seen such suits before so I am guessing they were not a great invention.