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  • Alejandra Saldana

    General Colin Powell... #Selfie 60 Years Ago...

  • Judy Yi

    Former U.S. Secretary of State and retired 4-star General Colin Powell posted this "selfie" to his Facebook page on 3/13/14 with the timely caption: "Throwback Thursday - I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!"

  • Ann Clanton

    Retired Gen. Colin Powell today proved that he was hip before today’s selfie-taking cool kids were even born. Powell posted a 60-year-old selfie to Facebook and it was everything a selfie should be. The black-and-white photo was taken in his bedroom mirror with a decidedly non-digital camera. “Throwback Thursday – I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks.

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