Powell posted the photo and said “Throwback Thursday – I was doing selfies 60 years before you Facebook folks. Eat your heart out Ellen!”
A search continued Sunday evening, after police released an inadvertent selfie taken with a stolen cellphone in an effort to track down the thief who took it from a man who fell asleep on the subway.
President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning Schmidt were snapped posing for a selfie during Mandela’s memorial.
The publisher of the Oxford dictionaries says “selfie” saw a huge jump in usage in the past year, bursting from the confines of Instagram and Twitter to become mainstream shorthand for any self-taken photograph.