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.
“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.”