Colin Powell Posts 60-Year-Old Selfie: ‘Eat Your Heart Out, Ellen!’

Colin Powell

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updated 03/13/2014 AT 3:00 PM ET

originally published 03/13/2014 AT 4:20 PM ET

Now that’s a throwback.

Colin Powell proved selfies aren’t just a millennial phenomenon, posting a mirror pic from the 1950s to his Facebook page on Thursday.

Powell, 76, bridged the generational gap with his black-and-white photograph, which showed his younger, very dapper self posing in a bedroom.

The former secretary of state also teased Ellen DeGeneres about making Twitter history with her star-studded Oscars selfie.

“Throwback Thursday - I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks,” he wrote. “Eat your heart out Ellen!”

Powell’s snapshot may not be as popular as DeGeneres’s, but he’s getting there: So far, the post boasts nearly 55,000 likes, and one Facebook user dubbed him “#SecretaryofSelfies.”


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