Selfies might have been the word and the trend of 2013, but retired General Colin Powell wants you to know he was snapping photos of himself long before front-facing photos went mainstream.
In a Facebook update today, the former secretary of state and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff attached the above photo with the caption: “Throwback Thursday — I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!”
Powell is, of course, referring to Ellen DeGeneres, who snapped that star-studded celebrity selfie that everyone is still talking about at the Oscars earlier this month.
Powell earned some street cred for this post; The Wall Street Journal’s Elana Zak points out even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg clicked “Like” on the picture.
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