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Madonna Instagram: The Pop Legend Is Unrecognizable In This Throwback Photo

11/16/2015 11:38 EST | Updated 11/16/2015 11:59 EST

When Madonna posted this throwback photo to her Instagram feed on Friday, we had to do a double take.

In the black and white snap, the much younger Madonna poses with her short, dark hair slicked back and a bare face. She included the caption: "When i was a boy......"

When i was a boy.......,,,,,,::👻

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From other photos of the singer, who is currently on her Rebel Heart tour, we're guessing this one was taken sometime in the 1970s. The now 57 year old would have been in her late teens or early 20s.

Just take a look at these images, which were shot in 1979 in New York City.

madonna 1979

Born in Bay City, Michigan, the legendary pop star moved to the Big Apple in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance.

madonna 1979

She released her first album in the early '80s -- and the rest is history.

madonna 1979

This definitely isn't the first time Madonna has posted a throwback photo on social media. In this one, we can't help but notice just how much her oldest daughter, Lourdes, looks like her.

So lucky to have worked with the great Steven Meisel throughout my career! #luckyme ❤️#rebelheart

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Now compare that picture to the photo Madonna posted on Lourdes' 19th birthday.


The apple definitely didn't fall far from the tree!

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