How big were the museum prints? Regardless, if they were massive I’m sure it hard to completely distill that down to a reasonably sized book, but thats is expected. So long as the reproductions aren’t as bad as some of the ones in the original American Prospects.
A healthy delay in the images is good. Let that initial shock & terror frenzy of photo sharing whip it self up until it runs out of energy and needs a nap. Then come in with the quieter, contemplative images.